Strong Winds to Hit Morocco Wednesday, Thursday

Strong Winds to Hit Morocco Wednesday, Thursday

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Rabat – Morocco’s General Directorate of Meteorology (DMN) forecasts strong gusts of wind on Wednesday and Thursday in several provinces across Morocco.

DMN reported that the strong gusts of wind are expected from  2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday in the provinces of Al Haouz, Chichaoua, El Jadida, Essaouira, Safi, Sidi Bennour and Youssoufia.

Similar winds will hit the provinces of Al Hoceima, Assa-Zag, Chefchaouen, Chichaoua, El Jadida, Errachidia, and Es-Semara from 12 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday.

The regions of Fahs-Anjra, Figig, Guelmim, Laayoune, Larache, M’diq-Fnideq, Ouarzazate, Ouezzane, Sfi, Sidi Bennour, Sidi Ifni Tan-Tan, Tanger Assilah, Tarfaya, Taroudant, Tata, Tetuan, Tinghir, Tingiz Youssoufia, and Zagora will also experience the same weather

DMN also forecasts local thunderstorms in Tangier, Loukkos, Western Rif, Suss, and Chiadma on Thursday and Friday.

Strong winds are also expected to hit the North and Central Atlantic Plains, the Atlas, the Southeast, and the Orintal, DMN said.

Morocco has experienced drops in temperatures since November,, leading the government to launch campaigns to assist people in remote areas.

According to the government, the 2020-2021 campaign seeks to protect more than 755,000 Moroccans against cold waves. 

Minister Delegate to the Ministry of the Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb said in December that approximately 13% of the beneficiaries are elderly ,35% are children, and 51% are adts.

The campaign targets 1,776 remote villages across 27 different provinces

The campaign will be slightly larger than the previous one, which covered 1,753 villages and benefited 736,000 Morocans

Between March and December of last year, remote areas experienced significant drops in temperatures.

In the High Atlas, temperatures can drop below zero degree Celsius.