Temperatures in Morocco have soared as temperatures have exceeded 50 degrees celsius for the first time on record.
The Moroccan meteorological service said on August 13 that amid heatwaves in the country, the new national record of 50.4C was recorded on August 11 in the southern city of Agadir, according to UAE-friendly news outlet, The Arab Weekly.
The previous highest temperature of 49.9C in the Western Sahara city of Smara, was recorded on July 13 of this year, the weather service noted.
The heatwave has caused wildfires over the past few days in northern Morocco near Tangier and further east in Taza, causing damage to forests, however no casualties have been recorded.
THE ARAB WEEKLY