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Best time to visit Essaouira, Morocco

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The best time to visit Essaouira is June-August

When’s the best time to visit Essaouira, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Essaouira is June-August.

The very hottest temperatures in Essaouira get to around 32℃ (89℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 10℃ (51℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Essaouira when the days are longest, you should visit in July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Essaouira in November. Head over there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Essaouira. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Essaouira seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Essaouira as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Essaouira is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Essaouira

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Essaouira for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Essaouira climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Essaouira for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Essaouira in January

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Essaouira in February

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Essaouira in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Essaouira in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Essaouira in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Essaouira in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Essaouira in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Essaouira in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Essaouira in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Essaouira in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Essaouira in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Essaouira in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Essaouira in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Essaouira is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Essaouira is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Essaouira is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Essaouira, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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