For the first time in history, Morocco recorded a temperature above 50°C. This record was raised this Friday, August 11.
This is an unprecedented situation. “Morocco reported a record temperature of 50.4°C. This is the first time that the country has reliably observed a temperature above 50°C”, reports the American site. Spectator Index in a tweet.
This episode of heat wave, the third of the summer, was predictable, within a few tenths of a degree. The General Directorate of Meteorology (DGM) expected a strong heat wave, from Friday to Sunday, which could reach 49 ° C.
The highest temperature, 49°C, initially forecast for this Saturday, August 12, particularly concerns the cities of Laâyoune, Smara and Agadir.
Thus, temperatures oscillating between 46 and 49 ° C should affect, Friday and Saturday, the provinces of Taroudant, Inezgane-Ait Melloul, Chtouka-Ait Baha, Agadir-Ida-Ou-Tanane, Chichaoua, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Essaouira, Marrakech, Rehamna, Safi, Youssoufia, Tan-Tan, Assa-Zag, Guelmim, Tarfaya, Laâyoune, Boujdour, Es-Semara and Oued Ed-Dahab, had indicated the DGM in an alert bulletin whose level of vigilance is red .
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