Rabat – Morocco’s General Directorate of National Meteorology (DMN) has announced that a heatwave is expected to hit several regions across Morocco from Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, August 4.
The weather office said that the heatwave will be ranging from 40 to 45 degrees Celsius in many areas of Morocco, starting today.
The heatwave will affect the provinces of Errachidia, Figuig, Tata, and Zagora in southern Morocco.
Temperatures between 40 and 42 degrees Celcius are expected in the provinces of Boulemane, Ouarzazate, Assa-Zag, and Aousserd.
In June and July, Morocco experienced several heatwaves of high temperatures ranging between 34 and 43 degrees Celsius.
In addition to Morocco, Europe is also experiencing a series of record-smashing heatwaves.
On July 29, Business Insider reported that the UK confirmed recordings its hottest temperature on record.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) acknowledged that the EU is experiencing a “widespread and intense heatwave.”
“Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands saw new national temperature records, as temperatures passed the 40 degrees Celsius mark at the peak of the heatwave on 25 July. In France, Paris recorded its hottest day on record, with a provisional temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius at 1632, an unprecedented value since the beginning of measurements. The United Kingdom saw its hottest July day on record,” said the WMO on July 25.