Morocco Travel Guide
When to go? Seasons, climate, festivities
November to AprilIn winter, the High Atlas have a typical temperature range from 10 - 20°C during the day but night time temperatures can get considerably colder. At elevations above 3000m the temperature can drop well below freezing at night so a good sleeping bag (-15°C comfort rating) is essential. There is always the possibility of heavy snowfall during the winter months. The best time for a winter ascent of Mt Toubkal is in January or February when you are most likely to get the best winter conditions.
May to OctoberIn the summer months between May and October the day times in the mountains are sunny and warm but the temperature will still drop significantly at night. You can expect temperatures up to 30˚C during the day and as low as 5˚C at night. Although rain is not common during the summer, it can occur at any time and you should be prepared for this.
Temperatures and climate
Min/max temp (°C) / Average rainfall (mm)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Average temp C° min / max5° / 18°7° / 20°9° / 23°12° / 26°14° / 29°17° / 33°20° / 38°20° / 38°18° / 33°14° / 28°10° / 23°6° / 18° Average rainfall (mm)30353530205005203530
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Average temp C° min / max-10° / 1°-8° / 2°-2° / 7°1° / 11°3° / 15°6° / 20°10° / 24°9° / 23°6° / 21°2° / 11°-2° / 3°-8° / 0° Average rainfall (mm)6060707040155520507070
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Average temp C° min / max2° / 16°3° / 18°8° / 21°12° / 26°16° / 30°21° / 35°25° / 39°24° / 38°21° / 33°13° / 26°7° / 19°2° / 15° Average rainfall (mm)151015101051510252520
Holidays and festivities
Marathon des SablesAprilOften considered one of the toughest race on earth, this 6 day event sees over 1000 competitors run 250km through the Sahara Desert.
Fez Festival of World Sacred MusicJune9 days of live music and dancing from all over the world, held each year in the city of Fez.
Marrakesh Popular Arts FestivalJulyDancers, fire breathers, snake charmers, musicians and performers of every kind arrive in Marrakesh for this event. Most performances take place in Djemma el Fna, the main square of Marrakesh.