Morocco records for the first time a temperature record with a temperature exceeding 50 ° C

2023-08-13 2023-08-13T09:30:09Z
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Weather of Arabia - The temperature in Morocco exceeded for the first time in its history the threshold of 50 degrees Celsius, according to the Ministry of Equipment and Water.

"The general weather situation during the current week was characterized by a severe heat wave in most parts of the Kingdom, with absolute maximum temperatures recorded," the ministry said in a statement, quoting the General Directorate of Meteorology.

The statement indicated that this extremely hot weather, known as the “shirky” phenomenon, “is due to the rise of hot and dry air masses coming from the Sahara desert towards Morocco, which caused a severe rise in temperatures, as it exceeded the monthly average by 5 to 13 degrees, especially on Friday the 11th.” And Saturday, August 12, which are considered the hottest two days, when record temperatures were recorded that exceeded the monthly maximum temperature in the south and center of the country.

The following is the most important information about the weather in Morocco that came in the statement:

  • The "Sharki" winds brought with them hot and dry desert air coming from the Sahara Desert towards the Kingdom, and when it crossed the High and Small Atlas mountain ranges, its temperatures increased due to what is known as the "Fon effect".
  • This intense heat wave contributed to the occurrence of thunderstorms accompanied by dust storms in the High Atlas regions and neighboring regions such as Marrakech and Agadir.
  • The statement highlighted that a new absolute national temperature record of 50.4 degrees Celsius was recorded at the Agadir-Inezgane station at 1:33 pm, and pointed out that the old absolute record was 49.9 degrees recorded in Smara on July 13.
  • On the same day, a maximum temperature of 50.2°C was recorded in Agadir Ait Melloul, which is a new record, surpassing the previous temperature recorded in July 2020 which was 49.5°C.
  • A new absolute record of 48.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in Tan-Tan instead of the previous record of 47.6 degrees recorded in August 2017, and a new monthly record in Tiznit of 48.3 degrees instead of 47 degrees Celsius recorded in August 2010.
  • The highest temperature recorded in Taroudant, which amounted to 48.3 degrees Celsius, was also equalized, and the absolute maximum temperature recorded in Guelmim (47.4 degrees Celsius) was approached.
  • The statement made it clear that this heat wave falls within a particularly hot summer, especially in July 2023, which is considered one of the hottest months at the global level, as the World Meteorological Organization announced that last July witnessed the hottest three-week period ever, and the three hottest days recorded on Earth. global level.
  • For Morocco, July ranked fourth among the hottest July months since 1961.
  • It is expected that the hot weather will continue during the next week, in the center, south and southeast of the Kingdom on Wednesday, while temperatures will decrease in the north, starting from Monday and Tuesday.
This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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