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SJB 14 Oct 2003 16:40

driving conditions in atlas mountains in jan/feb
 
Can anybody tell me about driving conditions in middle and high atlas in wintertime (january / february) for the secondairy roads and pistes?
for example: Should i prepare for snow in the todra gorge or south of khenifra? Are there special winter circumstances which i should know before going into these mountains by 4x4?

Thanks already

Stijn
(Amsterdam)

Freek 14 Oct 2003 23:00

Hallo,

I did the todra twice in wintertime; first time we didn't make it. (to much snow), second time was no problem.(not any snow)

So you have to be lucky.

Freek(NL)

Safetyfox 15 Oct 2003 17:36

On the subject of snow, we're off to Morocco for three weeks from next Friday. Hoping it'll be a bit early for snow in the high atlas -- anyone have any experience of Morocco's weather in November they could share? Would've gone earlier but I have an exam on 21st Otober...

thanks!

Richard Washington 15 Oct 2003 22:20

Moroccon snowfall is largely controlled by the phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation - a climate thing that determines whether the storm track heads through the Med (=snow in Moroc) or over NW Europe. Its done the latter pretty much throughout the last couple of decades. Google NAO and you'll be overwhelmed with stuff.


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