If you are around here, it is more than likely that you are organizing a trip to Morocco and you are wondering what to expect with the weather in Morocco.
Of course, not everything is desert in these parts, and you must come with the right clothing.
While it is true that in general, it is a climate that does not give surprises, before traveling you should know that Morocco’s environment is as diverse as the country. And so should your expectations: varied and flexible.
So that you have no doubt about what you will find in each season and area, we have prepared a special climate for Morocco.
Let’s get down to business.
Morocco’s climate in general
The peculiar geography of this country makes Morocco’s climate match its topographic variety, which offers from its famous deserts to beaches, mountains, valleys with seasonal rivers…
This makes the climatology very varied and three main types of climate can be distinguished in Morocco: Mediterranean, Atlantic, and desert.
Let’s learn a little more about each of them.
Mediterranean climate in Morocco
In Morocco, the northern coastal areas experience a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
In other words: little rain and a lot of heat from June to September and a lot of rain and little heat in winter from December to February.
For example, on a typical summer day in cities you might want to visit such as Tangier, Tetouan, or Rabat, temperatures can exceed 30°C and even reach 40°C on some occasions.
And no rain at all.
If you can only go to the north during that season, perhaps the best plan is to look for relief on a beach to compensate.
In contrast, on a cold winter day the average temperature is about 10-15°C during the day, which can drop to 5°C or less at night. Nothing serious, that’s the truth.
During the winter most of the precipitation comes in the form of rain, something you may find uncomfortable, but it has a not inconsiderable advantage if you like nature: the landscape becomes greener and lusher.
What about the equinoxes?
Both in spring and autumn, the Moroccan Mediterranean climate is very pleasant: the months from March to May and the period from September to November offer moderate temperatures with maximum temperatures ranging between 20°C and 25°C and little rainfall.
Rain may fall, but infrequently.
And we go down the map…
The Atlantic climate in Morocco
This climate is the one that prevails in the western coastal areas. So that we understand: it is what you will find in places like Casablanca, Essaouira, and Agadir.
The Atlantic climate in Morocco is characterized by mild summers, mild winters and moderate rainfall throughout the year. In short: the weather conditions will be warm in all senses all twelve months of the year.
This means that during the summer months – from June to September – temperatures in the Atlantic areas of Morocco are not extreme and usually range between 20°C and 30°C.
This is because the influence of the Atlantic Ocean helps to keep temperatures under control.
And best of all: it also provides refreshing breezes.
This also applies to the winter – from December to February – and its temperatures, which, thanks to the proximity of the ocean, hover around 15-20°C during the day and are usually around 8-12°C at night.
As for rainfall, ditto: days can be cloudy and moderate rainfall occurs during this season.
Spring – from March to May – and autumn – from September to November – are pleasant seasons in the Atlantic areas of Morocco because temperatures are mild with maximum temperatures ranging from 18°C to 25°C.
These periods may also experience some rainfall, yes, but they are certainly less frequent compared to winter.
If you are looking for pleasant weather and activities such as surfing, the Atlantic climate areas of Morocco are your destination, especially in spring and summer.
And let’s finish this special climate of Morocco with the variant that we lived in first person in Kam Kam Dunes ….
Desert climate in Morocco
One of the charms of the deserts of Morocco, especially Erg Chebbi, is to experience its desert climate: here the sun and the temperature are two elements with which one lives in a special way.
They almost have a personality of their own.
Of course, it is better not to come in July and August, as the charm melts.