(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat - Morocco is expected to quiver as the National Meteorological Directorate issues rain, cold and snow alerts on Wednesday, January 31. The Directorate forecasts cold weather on the reliefs, the Southeast, the highlands, the interior plains and the Oriental, as it will continue to snow in the central and northern regions of the southern provinces. The eastern highlands and north of the southeastern slopes will see rain showers and occasional thunderstorms. Meanwhile, the Interior, the north of the Oriental, the Rif regions, the reliefs of the Atlas and their surrounding areas are expected to be covered with dense clouds. The Directorate indicates that snow, exceeding hights of 2,000m, will cover the High and Middle Atlas, the southeast slopes and the extreme south of the Oriental, adding that strong wind gusts are forecasted in Tangier, the south of the Oriental and the Middle Atlas. Today, minimum temperatures are expected to drop to -05 to 00 ° C in the High Atlas Mountains, vary between 00 and 05 ° C on the Middle Atlas, the Rif, the south-east slopes, the Oriental, Saiss, the plateaus of phosphate and Oulmes, the plains of Tadla, Rhamna and the interior plains, and between 06 and 12 ° C elsewhere. Maximum temperatures will reach 04 to 09 ° C in the reliefs and the oriental highlands, 09 to 13 ° C in the north of the Oriental, the south-east slopes, and Oulmes, 13 to 18 ° C in Saiss, the Mediterranean coast, the Atlantic coast and 17 to 22 ° C in Souss and the Sahara"