The Best Time To Visit Morocco

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Morocco is the gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity with something to offer for all sort of travelers. It has a cultural diversity as its nature. During your travel across the country, you will find epic mountain ranges, nice beaches, big modern cities, ancient old fortresses, sweeping deserts – and warm Berber hospitality. Morocco can be a chosen destination to travel all year around. However, you should note that its various distinct regions of mountains, coast and the Sahara Desert give the impression that there are varying climates across Morocco’s kingdom.

Morocco’s climate varies considerably across the country’s northern to southern areas. Both rainfall and temperature are strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Sahara Desert to the south and southeast. Most of the country’s rainfall occurs between October and May. The incursion of extratropical weather systems from Europe and the Atlantic Ocean, brings colder air and cloudiness, which results in a declining rainfall gradient from north to south that is also influenced by the Atlas Mountains. Temperatures in the arid and semi-arid southern and southeastern parts of the country are generally high, while rainfall and snow can occur in the northern mountainous areas between November and April. Most of Morocco, particularly along the coast, experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Morocco is a hosting country with something for all various-different types of travelers. It is also a year-round destination, but generally, the best time to visit Morocco is during March to May, and September to December. During this time, the climate is so cool (neither too hot nor too cold). Additionally, your visit to Morocco depends on which region of the country is on your agenda.

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Visit Sahara Desert:

We believe that no trip to Morocco is accomplished without a stay in Sahara Desert, but there are few concerns to take into consideration in order to come up with the best experience ever during your holidays in the area.

Based on our knowledge of the different places in Morocco, here we provide you with efficient information and instructions of the best time to visit Sahara Desert.

At the start of the year ‘January and February’, this is a time when Morocco lives up to its name of a ‘cold climate but a hot sun’. it’s cold out of the sun, but warm in it. During this these months, the weather is cold but clear, with the deep blue sky, and the white pre-leaf almond blossom stark to the landscape and bare trees.

March, April, May is the right season to visit Sahara Desert as the weather is not too hot in the day but still chilly at night. This climate allows a good sleep in the camp. The weather is not too hazy, though it might be windy sometimes, hence a scarf is recommended to cover your head as the sand can whip up.

June to August: the weather during this time is too hot even for locals. The temperature raises up to 46 C, and some desert camp might close as no one wishes to go out there.

September and October: the camps start opening its doors again as the temperature still hot but possible to sleep outside a tent. Overnight deep in the desert during this time is joyful.

Christmas and New year, though it’s very cold deep in the desert, but this will be the highlight of your visit to Morocco, as it’s always great to experience new adventure such as celebrating these moments in the desert. To experience what you have never seen do what you have never done.

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Atlas Mountains:

The High Atlas Mountains offer something different for your holiday in Morocco – a huge range of trekking opportunities or a chance to relax in stunning surroundings. The mountains form the largest and most dramatic range in Morocco. The Atlas Mountains is always a great location to travel all year around.

The best time to visit the region is between March and November. On the other hand, from December until February one can enjoy crisp sunny days and very cold nights; be sure to take warm clothes for the evenings. The higher reaches of the High Atlas are a pleasant escape from the heat in summer, since the accommodation we offer lies between 800 and 1,800 m above sea level. It is difficult to supply useful statistics, since altitudes vary rising up to over 4,000 m and weather is unpredictable, as in any mountain environment.

The Atlas Mountains offer a typically warm, dry and sunny climate that makes them a perfect year-round destination. However, travelers are ought to be aware of snow and freezing temperatures at high altitudes in winter. Below, we put into your hands some useful details and tips about your trip in Atlas Mountains:

During spring (March – April – Mayfall season (September – October) are the optimum time to visit and travel through High Atlas Mountains, with perfect temperatures and the added bonus of spring growth and autumn colors.

From June to August, the areas of High Atlas Mountains offer a cool respite and escape from the heat of interior cities such as Marrakech. The valleys of the High Atlas around Imlil, Ourika typically experience temperatures in the range of low 30 degrees C during the day. There are often possibilities of afternoon thunder storms and heavy rain.

The period from November to February): throughout this time, mild day time temperatures (10-20 degrees C), cooler night-time temperatures (05 degrees, and -0 degree in higher altitudes) with the high passes and peaks thick with snow cover are expected. If you are planning a multi-day trek, please note that during these months, crampons and ice axes are required for any treks above 3000m.

Note: the weather in the Atlas Mountains can unpredictably change at any time of the year (mostly winter) and conditions depend heavily on what elevation you are planning to trek to.

Coast and beach:

During the peak summer months, the weather can get uncomfortably hot, especially in Marrakesh, Fez, and southwest part of the country. This makes Coastal destinations like Tangier, Rabat, and Essaouira a more comfortable choice at this time of year because they benefit from the cool ocean breeze. Although the heat of the country, many people still choose to visit Morocco even during the summer because it coincides with the European summer vacation.

the best time to visit Morocco’s beaches is during the summer, when average temperatures of around 26C degrees offer plenty of opportunities for catching rays, as well as an escape from the intense heat of the country’s interior. Sea temperatures are also at their warmest during this time of year, with the average water temperature for July recorded at 21C degrees. However, summer is also peak tourist season, so make sure to book well in advance, especially if you plan on visiting hotspots like Taghazout, Dakhla, Sidi Kaouki, Essaouira or Agadir.

We are ready and eager to provide you with all useful details to make your trip to Morocco unforgettable. We know Morocco as the back of our hand.