Morocco’s General Directorate of Metrology (DMN) forecasts strong wind gusts to hit several provinces across the country on Friday.
The weather alert issued today indicates that the strong wind gusts will reach 70 to 96 kilometers per hour, adding that this will concern mostly regions located in northern Morocco and the Oriental, including Tetouan, Al Hoceima, Chefchaouen, and Taza from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The windy weather is expected as Morocco is experiencing a blend of seasons, featuring sunny days but also chilly conditions during the nights and early mornings.
The situation has been a source of concern for many, especially farmers who are in dire need of more auspicious weather to ensure a better season compared to the past few seasons marked by drought and reduced productivity due to water scarcity.
In response to the situation, Morocco has pledged measures to tackle drought – through the regulation of some water-thirsty crops like watermelon.
For instance, the governor of Zagora, one of the key production provinces of watermelon, issued a decision limiting the maximum areas allowed for the cultivation of the product to one hectare.
Source: Morocco World News