However, the NWSR was also characterized by a strong geographical variation in precipitation ranging from 52% of normal at Nador, Morocco to 239% of normal El Jadida, also in Morocco.
Large regional variations in precipitation were observed during winter (December-February) over the NWSR, with seasonal totals ranging from 43% of normal at Tetouan to 225% of normal at Smara, both in Morocco.
Several stations in NWSR reported record 24-hour precipitation in November.
In August, the daily maximum temperatures ranged from 41[degrees]C in coastal areas to 49[degrees]C in southern areas of the NWSR.
Temperatures in NWSR were above normal during fall, especially in October (Fig.
Rainfall was generally below average across NWSR especially during January and February, except along the northern coastline from Morocco to Tunisia, where totals reached between 100 and 250 mm (Fig.