Climate and travel season in Morocco


Morocco’s climate is determined by its geographical location which is in the northwestern corner of Africa, where coastal areas are accessible to the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Climate and travel season in Morocco’s different regions

The Northern Coast of Morocco

in the Rif region features Mediterranean climate. The Northwest is more influenced by the Atlantic, with cold winters and more rainfall. In the coastal region around Agadir rainfall is up to 200mm in winter. In the South the climate becomes drier and the coastal region turns into the Sahara.

Water and air temperatures of the Atlantic

are slightly lower than the Mediterranean. Along the Atlantic coast it is cooler than in the very hot inland during summer. Winter seasons are mild and generally there is no snow. The clime index of Rabat represents this region of Morocco.

In the High Atlas

temperatures are determined primarily by altitude – the Atlas mountain ranges up to 4163 meters. Frost is common in the higher regions in winter and it may snow heavily. Some regions are covered with snow up to summer.

In the center

the mixture of both climates is very pleasant. Summer season sare hot but well-tolerated because they are rather dry. Winter is mild with some sunshine. The climax index of Marrakech is representing this .

The climate in the Sahara

is more extreme and a typical desert clime. It means that it is mild during the day in winter up to intense heat in summer, nights are always cool up to very cold.

The best travel season for Morocco

The best time to travel to the coastal regions is between April and November.
In the inland it is too hot in summer, ideal travel time lies here between October and May.