Heatwave Alert: Morocco Braces for Soaring Temperatures
Heatwave to Hit Several Regions
The General Directorate of Meteorology (DGM) has raised an orange level alert as an impending heatwave is predicted to sweep across several regions of Morocco beginning from Thursday, September 28. The heatwave, characterized by unusually high temperatures reaching up to 42°C in some provinces, will persist through to Sunday, October 1.
Provinces to Bear the Brunt of the Heatwave
The heatwave is expected to affect various provinces with varying intensity. The provinces of Larache, Ouezzane, Taounate, Sidi Slimane, Sidi Kacem, Kénitra, Fquih Ben Salah, Béni Mellal, Settat, Chichaoua, Rehamna, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Marrakech, Youssoufia, and Taroudant are predicted to experience soaring temperatures ranging from 38°C to 42°C.
In the provinces of Fès, Moulay Yacoub, Meknès, Khémisset, Khouribga, Khénifra, Azilal, El Hajeb, Al Haouz, Salé, Skhirate-Temara, Berrechid, Benslimane, and Sidi Bennour, temperatures are forecasted to range between 36°C and 39°C.
Heatwave Persists Through the Weekend
Temperatures of 35°C to 39°C will be felt from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1 in the provinces of Nouaceur, Médiouna, El Jadida, Safi, Essaouira, Sefrou, Ifrane, Chtouka-Ait Baha, Inezgane-Ait Melloul, Tiznit, Agadir-Ida-Ou-Tanane, Tan-Tan, Sidi Ifni, and Guelmim.
The provinces of Es-Semara, Laâyoune, Boujdour, Tarfaya, Aousserd, and Oued Ed-Dahab will face the brunt of the heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures expected to reach up to 43°C on Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1.
Other Developments Amidst the Heatwave
In the midst of the heatwave alert, it has been reported that LG Chem and Huayou are planning to build factories for electric battery components in Morocco. Details about the project are yet to be released. The move is likely to boost the nation’s industrial development, offering new opportunities and economic growth in the midst of environmental challenges.
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