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The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or fall (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 favorite 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 64°F 3" 66°F 2" 68°F 2" 70°F 1" 73°F 1" 77°F 0" 81°F 0" 82°F 0" 81°F 0" 77°F 1" 70°F 3" 66°F 3"
Chefchaouen 57°F 6" 57°F 6" 63°F 6" 66°F 3" 72°F 2" 81°F 0" 90°F 0" 90°F 0" 82°F 1" 72°F 2" 66°F 4" 59°F 6"
Essaouira 63°F 2" 64°F 2" 66°F 1" 66°F 1" 68°F 0" 70°F 0" 72°F 0" 72°F 0" 73°F 0" 72°F 1" 70°F 2" 66°F 2"
Fez 61°F 2" 64°F 3" 68°F 3" 73°F 3" 79°F 1" 90°F 1" 97°F 0" 97°F 0" 90°F 0" 79°F 2" 70°F 3" 61°F 3"
Marrakesh 64°F 1" 68°F 1" 73°F 1" 79°F 1" 84°F 1" 91°F 0" 100°F 0" 100°F 0" 91°F 0" 82°F 1" 72°F 1" 66°F 1"
Rabat 63°F 3" 66°F 3" 68°F 2" 72°F 2" 75°F 1" 79°F 0" 82°F 0" 82°F 0" 81°F 0" 77°F 2" 70°F 3" 66°F 4"
Tangier 61°F 4" 63°F 4" 64°F 4" 68°F 2" 73°F 1" 79°F 0" 84°F 0" 84°F 0" 82°F 1" 75°F 3" 68°F 5" 63°F 6"
The Atlas Mountains 50°F 3" 54°F 3" 57°F 3" 63°F 3" 70°F 2" 77°F 1" 86°F 0" 86°F 0" 77°F 1" 66°F 2" 57°F 3" 50°F 3"
The Erg Chebbi 64°F 0" 68°F 0" 75°F 0" 84°F 0" 91°F 0" 100°F 0" 109°F 0" 108°F 0" 93°F 0" 84°F 0" 72°F 0" 64°F 0"

Month-by-month guide to traveling 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 US summer then this is a great time to visit. Coinciding with the school vacations 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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