(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – The National Meteorological Directorate has issued a weather alert for this weekend, warning of strong local rainstorms expected to deliver 20 to 90 millimeters of rainfall,accompanied by strong gusts of wind ranging from 60 to 100 kilometers per hour.
In a special warning bulletin, the Directorate states that strong storms, with 50 to 90 milimeters of rainfall are forecasted from Saturday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 12 p.m. in the provinces of Larache, Ouazzane, Chefchaouen, Taounate, Al Hoceima (reliefs), Tangier-Asilah, Fahs-Anjra, M'diq-Fnideq, Tetouan, and Kenitra.
Moderate thunderstorms with 20 to 40 millimeters of rainfall are predicted on Saturday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m, in the provinces of Sidi Kacem, Sidi Slimane, Rabat-Salé, Skhirat-Témara, Mohammedia, Casablanca, El Jadida, Ben Slimane, Nouasseur, Berrechid, Settat, Khemisset, and Meknes.
Similar thunderstorms are forecasted for the provinces of Meknes, Fez, Moulay Yacoub, Taza, Sefrou, El Hajeb, Ifrane, Khenifra, Beni Mellal and Fqih Ben Salah from Saturday at 5 p.m. to Sunday 9 a.m.
The directorate also forecasts wind gusts of 60 to 80 kilometers per hour on Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight in the provinces of Essaouira, Chichaoua, Safi, Youssoufia, Marrakech, Rehamna, Kelaat Seraghna, Sidi Bennour, El Jadida, Settat, Khouribga, Fqih Ben Saleh, Ouarzazate, Tinguir, Zagora, and Errachidia.
Wind gusts reaching 80 to 100 kilometers per hour are expected from Saturday at 9 p.m. until midnight in the provinces of Tangier-Asilah, Fahs-Anjra, M'diq-Fnideq, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Ifrane, Sefrou, Khenifra, Midelt, Taza, Guercif, and Boulmane.
In addition, strong gusts of wind reaching 60 to 80 kilometers per hour are predicted throughout the weekend in the provinces of Berrechid, Nouasseur, Casablanca, Mohammedia, Skhirat-Témara, Rabat-Salé, Kenitra, Larache, Al Hoceima, Ouazzane, Taounate, Sidi Kacem, Sidi Slimane, Meknes, Fes, El Hajeb, Moulay Yacoub, Figuig, Taourirt, Jerada, and Oujda.
These high winds will likely sandstorms in southeast and the Oriental region.