When is the best time to go to Marrakesh?

When is the best time to go to Marrakesh? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Marrakesh
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • Marrakesh has dry periods in June and July
  • The coldest months are January and February

Annual weather in Marrakesh

For full information about the climate and weather in Marrakesh a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 50°F/67°F
February 52°F/70°F
March 54°F/76°F
April 58°F/79°F
May 65°F/85°F
June 68°F/92°F
July 74°F/101°F
August 77°F/101°F
September 72°F/92°F
October 68°F/86°F
November 59°F/76°F
December 54°F/70°F

Weather and climate in Marrakesh

Marrakesh enjoys a steppe (or semi-arid) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Marrakesh is 83°F (ranging from 67°F in january to 101°F in august). Annual rainfall is 11.1in, with a minimum of 0.2in in july and a maximum of 1.9in in march.
  • From january to february the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 70°F and, in february, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • From march to june the climate is very good. The record temperature this month is 110°F and, in june, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • Between july and august the climate is favorable. It is for example 101°F as maximum temperature in august and, in august, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • Between september and october the climate is perfect. the thermometer goes up to 86°F°C and, in october, 1 days of rain are expected.
  • From november to december the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 54°F and it rains about 3% of the time in december.

Marrakesh : Vue panoramique sur la vieille medina de Marrakech

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Marrakesh

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Marrakesh: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Marrakesh

Find out when Marrakesh 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 Marrakesh

  • Very low season in Marrakesh
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, June and July.
  • High season in Marrakesh
    The number of visitors to Marrakesh is high in: March, May, September, October and November.
  • Peak season in Marrakesh
    The largest number of tourists visiting Marrakesh is during: April, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Marrakesh month by month

Best time for low prices in Marrakesh

Average prices of hotels in Marrakesh month by month

Generally, June is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Marrakesh. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Marrakesh

A return flight between London and Marrakesh is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 100 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 144 more for your airline ticket to Marrakesh if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Marrakesh

On average, it costs $ 18 per day to hire a car in Marrakesh. This price varies by $ 11 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 14 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 24.

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