Rain finally falls in several Morocco regions amid dry season

Rabat: Finally, Morocco is on the path of recovery now, after the rain has fallen in many Moroccon regions after worrying signs of upcoming drought for the country.

The General Directorate of Meteorology (DMN) predicts rain in several Moroccan regions on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.

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As per the prediction by the DMN that nearly 12 millimetres (0.47 inches) of rain is expected to fall in Ifrane, and 11 millimetres (0.4 inches) of rain is expected to fall in Settat.

However, Fez and Taza are expected to witness 7 millimetres (0.27 inches) of rain in the region.

And regions like Chefchaouen, El Jadida, and Essaouira are expecting 6 millimetres (0. 23 inches) of rain on February 25 and 26.

In the regions like Nouaceur, Meknes, Tetouan, Tangier, Casablanca, Khouribga, and Tit Mellil, are expected to fall rain about 4 to 5 millimetres as per the prediction by DMN.

Further, 3 millimetres (0.11 inches) of rain are forecast for Rabat-Sale, whereas 2 millimetres (0.07 inches) are indicated for Al Hoceima, Larache, Mohammedia, and Rabat (city).

The less rain in the whole of Morocco is expected to have in Nador and Essaouira(Port) with 1 millimetre (0.03 inches) of rain only.

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Many regions reported rain definitely but less than 1 millimetre and the areas are Kenitra, Ouarzazate, Agadir-Inzegane, Sidi Ifni, Taroudant, and Benguerir.

This is the much-needed rainfall in Morocco. Due to less rain, the most affected morocco is the economic and agriculture sector by altering water availability throughout the year.

Because Morocco’s economy is heavenly dependent on rainfall, insufficiently-irrigated agriculture represents more than 10% of Morocco’s GDP and employs more than 30% of the workforce.

According to Climate expert, Ali Shroud explained that “Morocco is witnessing a disturbing change in the weather and an arid season in 20 years”.

In order to mitigate the immediate impact of rain shortage, Morocco launched a MAD 10 billion ($billion) program.

The budget will be used to assist affected farmers, restructure their debts, and finance various agriculture-related activities.