Zagora, (southern) Morocco sees first snow in 50 years!

Written by on February 1, 2018 in Africa, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments

Snow in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains is common during winter and in the nearby upland areas it happens every few years but not further south on the edge of the Sahara.

Zagora witnessed it’s first snow since 1968.


Cold air associated with a large and deep cut off low over SW Europe extending into NW Africa helped turn precipitation to snow in several cities in Morocco’s south. The gateway to the desert.

The snowfall affected Ouarzazate (gateway to the Sahara Desert), Taroudant and even Zagora, which hasn’t experienced snowfall since 1968.


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