The Kingdom of Morocco is located in the northwest of the African continent. The state includes the disputed territory, Western Sahara. Together with it, the area of the country is 710.9 km2, without it – 446.6 km2. The capital of Morocco is located in the extreme west, called Rabat.
Morocco is washed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea with the Strait of Gibraltar in the north, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The Rif mountain range stretches along the sea coast. And from the southwest, the Atlas mountain system stretches towards it. The coastal zones of the ocean are surrounded by plains. And behind the Atlas Mountains, in the southeast, valleys begin, turning into desert regions. The territory of Morocco along and across is indented with caves.
The climate in Morocco is subtropical. The Atlantic coast is cooler than the Mediterranean, due to air masses from the ocean. In the south of the country, the weather varies seasonally, worsening during hot winds from the Sahara. The amount of precipitation is unevenly distributed throughout the country, on average up to 1000 mm per year, on the slopes of the Atlas it is 2000 mm, and in the desert – 0 mm.
To see the sights of Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, tourists choose the period from April to June and from September to November. People go to conquer the mountain ranges in April and September. Beach peak season coincides with summer. Note that the resorts of the Atlantic Ocean (Essaouira, Tangier, Rabat, Agadir) are cooler. To choose the date of your trip, pay attention to the weather conditions in Morocco by months.
Weather in Morocco in January
In January, stable snow cover is kept on the mountain peaks, thanks to night frosts. In flat areas, temperatures are much higher. The average daily air temperature is within +18°С…+21°С. At night, the thermometer drops to +9°С…+12°С. On the coast, 33-50 mm of precipitation is recorded in a month, and 13 mm in the center. Humidity is 70%, but in desert areas it is not more than 20%. The water temperature in the sea is set at +17°C.
Weather in Morocco in February
In February, the daily air temperature fluctuates between +17°С…+21°С. Night indicators are set in the range of +10°С…+12°С. The amount of precipitation decreases, 20-30 mm, and only in the northwest is 63 mm recorded. The water in the sea and the ocean is cooled by one mark, + 16 ° C. The wind speed reaches 2.4 m/s.
Weather in Morocco in March
In March it becomes warmer, the daytime air temperature is set within +20°С…+23°С, the night temperature fluctuates in the range of +12°С…+14°С. Humidity is high, which causes fog. The wind speed in March remains within 2.5 m/s. In the northwest, this month is the windiest, with gusts reaching 4.1 m/s. And in the central regions, this month is characterized by a sharply increased amount of precipitation. It registers 35 mm of rain per month.
Weather in Morocco in April
In April, in the Moroccan capital, the daytime air temperature is set at +23.2°C, and the nighttime temperature is +13.5°C. In the southern and central regions, a couple of degrees warmer. In April, the winds already reach Rabat, and now it is the windiest period here. Gusts of air masses exceed 4 m/s. There is little precipitation this month, up to 30 mm, with the exception of the northwest, where 50 mm falls.
Weather in Morocco in May
In May, northerly winds come to the south. In Agadir, the wind speed is 3.8 m/s. The air temperature is set within +23°С…+29°С during the day, and +15°С…+18°С at night. 1 rainy day is recorded per month, with an average of 20 mm of precipitation. There are often thunderstorms. The water in the sea warms up to + 19 ° C, but it is not yet comfortable for swimming.
Weather in Morocco in June
Against the background of declining precipitation, with the onset of summer, drought comes to the south and to the central regions. In Marrakech, 2.6 mm are recorded per month, and in Agadir, 1.3 mm. Wind speed throughout the country varies from 2 m/s to 3 m/s. The water temperature in the sea reaches +21°С. And in the ocean it is still +20°С. The average air temperature during the day fluctuates between +27°С…+31°С. At night, the thermometer readings are in the range of +17°С…+22°С.
Weather in Morocco in July
In July, the period of drought reaches the capital and the northern regions. The amount of precipitation does not exceed 1.3 mm. At the same time, the winds in the north subside. The speed of air masses barely reaches 3 m/s. The average air temperature during daylight hours ranges from +28°C (El Jadida) to +34°C (Agadir). The night temperature regime is within +20°С…+25°С. Water warms up to +22°С.
Weather in Morocco in August
Going to Morocco in August, do not forget to grab a hat. Precipitation is not recorded this month, and the sun is scorching all 31 days. The air temperature during daylight hours fluctuates in the range of +30°С…+35°С, and at night – +21°С…+26°С. The water temperature remains within the same limits, +22°C.
Weather in Morocco in September
In September, the temperature begins to drop, but it doesn’t hurt to lie on the beach or enjoy swimming. In the daytime, the thermometer is set at + 27 ° С… + 31 ° С. At night, temperature indicators fluctuate between + 21 ° С… + 23 ° С. The water is still at +22°C.
Weather in Morocco in October
October is a suitable month for sightseeing tours in Morocco, as the daytime air temperature does not exceed +29°С. Night temperature range is +17°С…+20°С. Appears one day with precipitation, falls 30 mm. In the northwest, as usual, the rains are more abundant, here 56 mm. The water temperature also starts to decrease, now +20°С…+21°С.
Weather in Morocco in November
November is a rainy month. In each region, the amount of precipitation increases sharply and reaches a local maximum. Thus, 100 mm of precipitation falls in the north, 33 mm in the center, and 45 mm in the south. Daytime air temperature fluctuates between +22°С…+25°С, at night it drops to +14°С…+16°С. Water is cooled down to +18°С…+19°С.
Weather in Morocco in December
December is a calm month. In most of the territory, gusts of air masses do not exceed 1.5 m/s. 2-3 days are recorded with precipitation, 26-48 mm falls. The maximum daytime air temperature reaches +23°C, and the minimum night temperature is +11°C. Snow cover appears on the mountain peaks, and the ski season begins.