Rainfall levels will differ from one place to another. The weather office expects heavy rainfalls mostly in cities located in northern Morocco.
Rabat – Morocco’s General Directorate of Meteorology (DMN) announced that heavy thunderstorms and snowfall are expected to hit several provinces across Morocco.
In a special notice, the DMN forecast strong locally stormy rainfall of orange level ranging between 60 to 80 millimeters. DMN expects the rains on Saturday from 1 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the provinces of Tetouan, Chefchaouen, M’diq-Fnideq, and Fahs-Anjra.
The report said that the rainfall may exceed the forecast locally.
Heavy rainfall ranging between 30 and 50 millimeters will also hit the provinces of Al Haouz, Azilal, Beni Mellal, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Fquih Ben Salah, Khenifra, Tangier, Driouch, Taounate, Al Hoceima, and Taroudant from Friday at 6 p.m. to Saturday at 11 p.m.
Rainfall ranging between 20 to 30 millimeters will hit the provinces of El Jadida, Essaouira, Berrechid, Casablanca, Mediouna, Nouaceur, Safi, and Sidi Bennour from 12:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday.
Local hail storms will accompany the stormy rainfall.
Moderate rainfall ranging between 20 to 35 millimeters is also expected tonight and tomorrow in the provinces of El Hajeb, Fez, Khemisset, Khouribga, Meknes, Moulay Yacoub, and Taza.
Rainfall may be locally strong on Sunday in the provinces of Al Hoceima, Chefchaouen, and Driouch.
Snowfall ranging between 10 to 30 centimeters is also expected from Friday to Sunday in the provinces of Al Haouz, Azilal, Midelt, Beni Mellal, Ifrane, Bouelmane, Errachidia, Ouarzazate, and Tinghir.
The DMN also forecast strong gusts of wind ranging between 70 to 90 kilometer per hour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the provinces of Boulemane, Fahs-Anjra, Figuig, Jerada, M’diq-Fnideq, Nador, Oujda-Angad, Tangier-Asilah, and Taourirt.
Heavy rainfall caused severe floods in the city of Tetouan, northern Morocco, recently.
The floods took place on Monday after heavy rainfall reached 100 millimeters.
The flooding submerged 275 homes around the city and swept away several vehicles.
Authorities have reported no casualties, but viral videos showed women, men, and children struggling during the incident.
Thousands of social network users took to Facebook to lash out at the government for lack of good infrastructure.
Some of the users condemned the situation, saying that it is really frustrating for a little bit of rain to turn a city into a “waterfall.”
Several other flooding incidents also happened recently, including in Casablanca and Tangier.
The city of Tangier witnessed a tragedy in February, when 28 people died in an illegal textile unit.
Floods submerged the unit, causing a short circuit that killed the victims.