Very bright fireball over Morocco

Very bright fireball over Morocco

This impressive fireball was recorded over Morocco at 02:16 UTC on January 30, 2022. It was as bright as the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 255 000 km/h (158 450 mph). It began at an altitude…

Bright green fireball streaks through the night sky over Morocco

Bright green fireball streaks through the night sky over Morocco

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Marocco at around 20:31 UTC on May 17, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports from Casablanca-Settat, Drâa-Tafilalet, Marrakesh-Safi and Souss Massa,…

Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in the city of Tetouan in northern Morocco on Monday, March 1, 2021, leaving 275 houses damaged, as well as dozens of vehicles and infrastructure. The dramatic situation in Tetouan made rounds on social media. Roads and…

Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Massive and destructive floods hit many parts of Morocco on April 24, 2020, turning streets and roads into raging rivers. In Youssoufia, damages were reported as waters ripped through neighborhoods. Traffic came to a complete halt in most urban roads in the city. …

Twin landspout tornadoes form in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Twin landspout tornadoes form in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Twin landspout tornadoes formed in Oued Zem, Khouribga Province, Morocco during the afternoon hours (LT) of March 15, 2020. At this time, there are no reports of damage or injuries. Landspouts are usually smaller and weaker than supercell tornadoes and do not form…

Early season cold wave, snowfall hit Morocco

Early season cold wave, snowfall hit Morocco

Residents woke up to snow-covered surroundings in Morocco on November 16, 2019, as heavy snowfall came earlier than usual. The country's weather office issued an announcement regarding a cold wave in several cities, including Ifrane. Ifrane usually sees heavy…

17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

More floods produced by violent rains continued sweeping across Africa, leaving 17 dead in Morocco and one missing in Algeria on September 8, 2019. Initial reports stated that at least 11 people were killed when a bus was overturned by floodwaters on a bride in…