Climate and monthly weather forecast
Marrakesh, Morocco

The majestic Koutoubia Mosque set in a beautiful park in Marrakesh, Morocco
The majestic Koutoubia Mosque set in a beautiful park in Marrakesh, Morocco

The climate of Marrakech

Marrakesh, Morocco (also known as Marrakech or the Red City), is well known for its hot semi-arid temperatures ranging from lows of 12°C (53.6°F) in winter to highs of 38°C (100.4°F) in summer. Due to its position between the Atlantic ocean and the Atlas Mountains, the city environment resembles those of a desert and Mediterranean countries like Spain or Portugal with humid summers and gently wet winters.
On any day, daytime temperatures are rather high averaging 27°C (80.6°F), while night temperatures can drop to as low as 13°C (55.4°F) to 15°C (59°F).
The rain which mainly occurs in winter and autumn is low. The precipitation is low throughout the entire year averaging 282mm (11.1") of a downpour. There is no snowfall in Marrakech apart on the Atlas mountain.

Summer starts in June and ends in September. Summer is the windiest season with June having the most blustery days than any other month. The average wind speed is 10.6km/h (6.6mph). Additionally, sandstorms are a common phenomenon in June. Winter starts in December and ends in February with relatively warmer days and chilly nights.

The best time to visit Marrakesh

The best months to see Marrakesh are March, April, May, October, and November. In these months, conditions are ideal for outdoor activities like camel trekking, site seeing, and tours with the daytime temperature at lows of 21.1°C (70°F) to highs of 32.2°C (90°F), while night temperatures are between 13°C (55.4°F) to 15°C (59°F).
Due to Marrakech's semi-dry climate, the magnificent flora and fauna vegetation flourish during this period.

The worst time to visit Marrakesh

There is no wrong time to visit the Red City because of the adequately high degree of daylight the city gets throughout the entire year. However, one ought to avoid visiting Marrakech during the summer months from June to August and winter months from December to February as temperatures at this time of year are not very pleasant.
Summer temperatures fluctuate between 27°C (80.6°F) and 38°C (100.4°F), while winter temperatures can plunge to lows as 8°C (46.4°F), which can sometimes be chilly. Also, staying at the city can be quite expensive as hotel, fare, and general prices of commodities skyrocket as the city gets flocked with more visitors escaping the harsh summer and bitter winter from the north.

Weather hazards

The city of Marrakech never experiences climatic hazards like Hurricanes, Tornadoes, or out-of-control fires. However, dust storms, which mainly appear in April to June, are a common phenomenon with fairly robust winds blowing. Try to avoid sandstorms as they bring prevailing harsh and dry conditions with very little visibility. There is likewise the threat of the hot desert sun, which can bring much dehydration and cause harm to the skin.

Weather in January

January, like December, in Marrakesh, Morocco, is another enjoyable winter month, with an average temperature ranging between min 5.9°C (42.6°F) and max 18.4°C (65.1°F). January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 18.4°C (65.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 5.9°C (42.6°F). Weather in January »

Weather in February

February, the last month of the winter in Marrakesh, is also an enjoyable month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 19.9°C (67.8°F) and an average low of 7.6°C (45.7°F). In February, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in January - a still enjoyable 19.9°C (67.8°F). Weather in February »

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Marrakesh, is a pleasant month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 9.4°C (48.9°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F). In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - an agreeable 22.3°C (72.1°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April in Marrakesh, Morocco, is a warm spring month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 23.7°C (74.7°F) and 11°C (51.8°F). In April, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in March - a moderately hot 23.7°C (74.7°F). Weather in April »

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Marrakesh, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 13.8°C (56.8°F) and an average high of 27.5°C (81.5°F). In Marrakesh, Morocco, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises from a warm 23.7°C (74.7°F) in April to a still moderately hot 27.5°C (81.5°F). Weather in May »

Weather in June

June, the first month of the summer in Marrakesh, is a tropical month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 16.3°C (61.3°F) and 31.3°C (88.3°F). In Marrakesh, the average high-temperature in June slightly increases from a moderately hot 27.5°C (81.5°F) in May to a hot 31.3°C (88.3°F). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July is a torrid summer month in Marrakesh, Morocco, with temperature in the range of an average low of 19.9°C (67.8°F) and an average high of 36.8°C (98.2°F). July is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 36.8°C (98.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F). In July, the average heat index is calculated to be a blistering 44°C (111.2°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another torrid month in Marrakesh, Morocco, with an average temperature ranging between max 36.5°C (97.7°F) and min 20.1°C (68.2°F). In August, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in July - a still very hot 36.5°C (97.7°F). Weather in August »

Weather in September

September, the first month of the autumn in Marrakesh, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 18.2°C (64.8°F) and an average high of 32.5°C (90.5°F). In Marrakesh, the average high-temperature in September marginally drops from a torrid 36.5°C (97.7°F) in August to a tropical 32.5°C (90.5°F). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October, like September, in Marrakesh, Morocco, is a moderately hot autumn month, with an average temperature ranging between max 27.5°C (81.5°F) and min 14.7°C (58.5°F). In October, the average high-temperature drops from a tropical 32.5°C (90.5°F) in September to a warm 27.5°C (81.5°F). Weather in October »

Weather in November

The last month of the autumn, November, is another pleasant month in Marrakesh, Morocco, with an average temperature ranging between min 10.4°C (50.7°F) and max 22.2°C (72°F). In November, the average high-temperature drops from a warm 27.5°C (81.5°F) in October to an agreeable 22.2°C (72°F). Weather in November »

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also an enjoyable month in Marrakesh, Morocco, with an average temperature varying between 6.5°C (43.7°F) and 18.7°C (65.7°F). In December, the average high-temperature marginally drops from a pleasant 22.2°C (72°F) in November to a comfortable 18.7°C (65.7°F). Weather in December »
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Marrakesh?

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 18.4°C (65.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 5.9°C (42.6°F).

How many days does it rain in Marrakesh?

Throughout the year, in Marrakesh, Morocco, there are 58.8 rainfall days, and 281mm (11.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Marrakesh?

January, November and December, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Marrakesh?

The months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

What is the most humid month in Marrakesh?

The most humid month is February, with an average relative humidity of 66%.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Marrakesh?

On Sunday, 19. March 2023, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time starts in Marrakesh, Morocco, and the time zone changes from +01 to +00. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, 30. April 2023, at 02:00, and the time zone reverts from +00 to +01.

When are the longest days in Marrakesh?

The month with the longest days in Marrakesh is June, with an average of 14h and 11min of daylight.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Marrakesh?

The months with the highest UV index in Marrakesh, Morocco, are June and July, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What is the warmest month in Marrakesh?

The warmest month in Marrakesh is July, with an average high-temperature of 36.8°C (98.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F).

What are the least humid months in Marrakesh?

July and August, with an average relative humidity of 47%, are the least humid months.

What is the driest month in Marrakesh?

July is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 0.6 days and accumulates 1mm (0.04") of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Marrakesh?

With an average of 10.8h of sunshine, July has the most sunshine of the year in Marrakesh.

What is the wettest month in Marrakesh?

November is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 6.6 days and accumulates 41mm (1.61") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Marrakesh?

With an average of 10h and 8min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Marrakesh.

Average temperature
Marrakesh, Morocco

Average temperature - Marrakesh, Morocco

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (36.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18.4°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (20.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (5.9°C).

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Average humidity
Marrakesh, Morocco

Average humidity - Marrakesh, Morocco

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (66%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July and August (47%).

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Average rainfall
Marrakesh, Morocco

Average rainfall - Marrakesh, Morocco

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (40.6mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (1.2mm).

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Average rainfall days
Marrakesh, Morocco

Average rainfall days - Marrakesh, Morocco

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (7.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (0.6 days).

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Average daylight / Average sunshine
Marrakesh, Morocco

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Marrakesh, Morocco

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 8min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The months with the least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

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Average UV index
Marrakesh, Morocco

Average UV index - Marrakesh, Morocco

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).

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