When is the best time to go to Morocco?

Morocco is conducive with tourists throughout the entire year, thanks to its diverse climate. Thus, the best time to visit Morocco depends not only on the area one is visiting but also on the preferences of the traveller. Most resorts that overlook the Atlantic ocean are generally pleasant all year round, but in order to bathe in Agadir, choose the month of September when tourists start deserting the beaches. Marrakech is beautiful all year, however the night temperatures in winter can be very cool and the heat is highest during the summer days.

The best time to discover the entire Moroccan territory is spread over two periods: from the months of March to June and September to October. These periods have the advantage of lesser dense crowds and more affordable hotel rates in comparison to those of the school holidays in June and August.

However for independent travelers, capable of adapting to anything - one should still try and avoid the period during Ramadan because it is less practical to properly organize the days.



Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Morocco
Map of the best times to visit Morocco ©whereandwhen.net

Central region and Atlas
Fez, Beni Mellal, Khouribga...

May, June, September and October
74°F to 95°F°C
0 to 6 days
April, July, August and November
59°F to 104°F°C
0 to 6 days
January, February, March and December
50°F to 74°F°C
1 to 9 days

North - Mediterranean Sea
Tangier, Saidia, Chefchaouen...

May, June, July, August, September and October
70°F to 104°F°C
0 to 5 days
67°F to 77°F
January, February, March, April, November and December
56°F to 81°F°C
0 to 8 days
61°F to 68°F

Sahara
Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Tinghir...

May, June, August, September and October
68°F to 104°F°C
0 to 5 days
April, July and November
56°F to 106°F°C
0 to 3 days
February, March and December
50°F to 74°F°C
0 to 5 days
January
49°F to 63°F°C
0 to 3 days

South of Morocco
Dakhla, Mirleft, Laayoune...

All year round
65°F to 110°F°C
0 to 4 days
65°F to 70°F

West - Atlantic Coast
Rabat, Marrakesh, Agadir...

April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
70°F to 104°F°C
0 to 7 days
65°F to 76°F
January, February, March and December
63°F to 79°F°C
1 to 7 days
63°F to 67°F

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Morocco for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Climate and Weather in Morocco

Located on the African continent between Algeria and Mauritania and not far from the coast of Spain, Morocco is a country where the weather varies a lot due to its length. Although one generally enjoys a relatively mild climate throughout the year, there are still very large temperature differences according to region. Moreover, the country has many mountains such as the Jebel Toubkal which is also know for the highest peak in North Africa, where the nights are cool and where snow can be found up to one meter in thickness.

Morocco: La mosquée Hassan II à Casablanca

Climate on the Atlantic coast of Morocco

Morocco has a very long coastline along the Atlantic Ocean which provides its many beaches, each as mesmerising as the next. Morocco's climate makes sense in this part of the country, with a pleasant and temperate weather. Winters are mild and the summer season is particularly hot and beautiful. Be informed however, because due to the exposure to the Atlantic Ocean the winds are bountiful. Moreover, watch out because the trade winds and the water is rather cold at times! However there is sunshine between May and August especially in Agadir, with at least eight hours of sunlight per day during this period. Furthermore, a very thick fog covers the Atlantic coast at this time, specifically in the morning. The latter finally releases the horizon in early afternoon, generally giving way to the sun. On its behalf, the rainy season extends from November to March.

The Climate on the Northern Coast of Morocco

Morocco's northern coast which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and has both Algeria Oran and Algiers as its neighbors, is known for its mediterranean climate that extends its way inside the mountains, just as observed with The Rif. In the Northwest in particular, as in Tangiers for example, the little rains here that do occur are in the winter, greatly unlike the rest of the Moroccan coast.

The Climate Within the Country

The interior of the country has a continental climate. The weather is warmest and driest on the Atlantic coast. Temperatures are pleasant enough, especially in cities like Marrakech, which benefits from temperatures that sometimes exceed 20° C in the winter.

Climate in the South of the Country

Here is where the climate in Morocco is at its absolute hottest and driest. In fact, one finds a small part of the Western Sahara desert, with a climate similar to that of Algeria. Summer temperatures are particularly high, sometimes making it difficult to bear in the daytime. Original and unique however, the Sahara Desert in Morocco extends its way to the coast. One can thus find more moderate temperatures with the help from the Atlantic Ocean and the many sea breezes. In addition, temperatures in winter are also softer in the south than the interior of the country.


Temperatures and rainfall in Morocco

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Morocco and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Rabat, Agadir, Fez, Marrakesh and Ouarzazate, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Morocco

Find out when Morocco has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Morocco

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, May, June, July, September and November. The number of visitors to Morocco is high in: April, August, October and December.

  • Very low season in Morocco: January, February, March and June.
  • Low season in Morocco: May, July, September and November.
  • High season in Morocco: April, October and December.
  • Peak season in Morocco: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Morocco month by month


Average price for flights to Morocco

A return flight between London and Marrakesh is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 67 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 194 more for your airline ticket to Marrakesh if you go in august.

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Where to go in Morocco?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Rabat65°F65°F68°F70°F76°F79°F83°F85°F83°F79°F70°F67°F
Agadir72°F74°F76°F77°F83°F86°F94°F94°F88°F85°F77°F74°F
Fez59°F63°F67°F74°F81°F88°F97°F99°F88°F81°F68°F63°F
Marrakesh67°F70°F76°F79°F85°F92°F101°F101°F92°F86°F76°F70°F
Ouarzazate61°F65°F70°F77°F85°F92°F99°F97°F88°F79°F68°F63°F
Tangier61°F61°F63°F67°F72°F77°F81°F83°F79°F76°F67°F63°F
Beni Mellal61°F63°F67°F72°F79°F86°F95°F94°F85°F77°F67°F65°F
Casablanca67°F67°F70°F72°F77°F79°F83°F85°F83°F79°F72°F68°F
Chefchaouen59°F59°F61°F65°F70°F76°F81°F83°F77°F72°F65°F61°F
Dakhla74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F81°F81°F79°F76°F74°F
Essaouira67°F68°F70°F72°F76°F79°F83°F85°F81°F79°F74°F70°F
Khouribga63°F65°F70°F76°F83°F90°F99°F99°F88°F83°F70°F65°F
Laayoune72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F83°F86°F88°F85°F83°F77°F74°F
Merzouga63°F67°F74°F83°F90°F99°F106°F103°F94°F85°F72°F63°F
Mirleft65°F67°F68°F70°F74°F76°F79°F81°F77°F77°F72°F68°F
Saidia61°F63°F67°F70°F76°F83°F88°F90°F83°F77°F68°F65°F
Tinghir59°F63°F68°F77°F85°F92°F101°F99°F88°F79°F67°F61°F
Ain Aicha59°F63°F67°F74°F81°F88°F97°F99°F88°F81°F68°F63°F
Ain Leuh50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F92°F92°F81°F74°F59°F54°F
Aousserd67°F67°F70°F72°F77°F79°F83°F85°F83°F79°F72°F68°F

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Is this weather information for Morocco reliable?

Climate data for Morocco has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Morocco allows us to determine the average for each month in Rabat, Agadir, Fez, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Tangier, Beni Mellal, Casablanca, and 80 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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