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The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or autumn (September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer.

The coastal regions can be visited year-round. In the winter they are pleasantly mild, while in the summer they bask in temperatures hovering around the mid-20Cs.

The High Atlas Mountains can also be visited all year round, although it does get cold in winter. The summer may still be a bit hot to embark on any long-distance hikes, but if the heat doesn’t bother you then conditions are fine any time between April and October. Outside these months, there is snow on the peaks, which makes hiking more dangerous, but creates some spectacular panoramas.

The Islamic festival of Ramadan will affect transport in Morocco. The dates vary each year, so it’s worth checking what they are while planning your trip.

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My favourite time to visit Morocco is October because it's the perfect temperature to be able to explore the cities comfortably, as well as hike in the mountains. October is also date season in the desert region, which is when Skoura, Erfoud and the surrounding valleys are at their most lush and vibrant.

Kerry-Ann, Italy, Egypt, Israel & Morocco Specialist

Morocco Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Casablanca 18°C 64mm 19°C 53mm 20°C 48mm 21°C 36mm 23°C 17mm 25°C 4mm 27°C 1mm 28°C 2mm 27°C 6mm 25°C 33mm 21°C 65mm 19°C 81mm
Chefchaouen 14°C 162mm 14°C 155mm 17°C 165mm 19°C 71mm 22°C 41mm 27°C 10mm 32°C 1mm 32°C 3mm 28°C 16mm 22°C 58mm 19°C 112mm 15°C 146mm
Essaouira 17°C 44mm 18°C 40mm 19°C 35mm 19°C 28mm 20°C 9mm 21°C 2mm 22°C 0mm 22°C 1mm 23°C 5mm 22°C 26mm 21°C 42mm 19°C 53mm
Fez 16°C 61mm 18°C 72mm 20°C 75mm 23°C 65mm 26°C 37mm 32°C 15mm 36°C 1mm 36°C 2mm 32°C 12mm 26°C 47mm 21°C 70mm 16°C 80mm
Marrakesh 18°C 28mm 20°C 34mm 23°C 32mm 26°C 31mm 29°C 19mm 33°C 4mm 38°C 1mm 38°C 2mm 33°C 7mm 28°C 22mm 22°C 34mm 19°C 29mm
Rabat 17°C 77mm 19°C 67mm 20°C 61mm 22°C 55mm 24°C 21mm 26°C 5mm 28°C 0mm 28°C 1mm 27°C 7mm 25°C 43mm 21°C 80mm 19°C 106mm
Tangier 16°C 108mm 17°C 104mm 18°C 107mm 20°C 54mm 23°C 34mm 26°C 11mm 29°C 0mm 29°C 3mm 28°C 17mm 24°C 65mm 20°C 120mm 17°C 146mm
The Atlas Mountains 10°C 68mm 12°C 65mm 14°C 80mm 17°C 75mm 21°C 42mm 25°C 18mm 30°C 5mm 30°C 6mm 25°C 24mm 19°C 50mm 14°C 75mm 10°C 77mm
The Erg Chebbi 18°C 2mm 20°C 2mm 24°C 4mm 29°C 3mm 33°C 4mm 38°C 3mm 43°C 4mm 42°C 5mm 34°C 9mm 29°C 11mm 22°C 10mm 18°C 5mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Morocco

Woman outside the Hassan II mosque. Casablanca, Morocco

Visiting Morocco in July - August

July and August are the hottest months in Morocco so are not the ideal months to visit; however, they should not be ruled out. If you’re looking to escape the unpredictable British summers then this is a great time to visit. Coinciding with the school holidays makes this a popular time for families; as such, many hotels and riads do get booked up in advance, particularly those with swimming pools.

Daytime temperatures can reach the mid-40°Cs, so exploring and sightseeing is best done in the morning or evening, making this is a good time to combine activities and relaxation. This is also a great time to visit the Atlantic coast, which at other times of year can feel on the chilly side. 

Whether you are seeking water sports or delicious seafood, Essaouira is a summer highlight. The Atlas Mountains are cooler than the cities, although still very hot. While summer is not ideal if you're wanting to do serious trekking, it is great for short morning walks and lying by a pool with panoramic mountain views.

Events & Festivals

  • Ramadan (June to July): While it can disrupt your daily routine, if you are fascinated by different cultures and religions, the religious month of Ramadan is an exciting time to visit. The breaking of the fast at sundown is an electric experience.

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