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Best time to visit Marrakech, Morocco

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The best time to visit Marrakech is July

If you’re looking to travel to Marrakech for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Marrakech is July due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 40℃ (104℉) in Marrakech. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 8℃ (46℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Marrakech during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. On average it rains the most days in March, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Marrakech, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Marrakech seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Marrakech as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Marrakech 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 Marrakech

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 Marrakech 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.

Marrakech 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 Marrakech 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
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Marrakech in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marrakech in February

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marrakech in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Marrakech in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Marrakech in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech 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.


Marrakech in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech 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.


Marrakech in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • 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 Marrakech in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Marrakech in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Marrakech in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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

Marrakech in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech 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.


Marrakech in November

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Marrakech in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marrakech in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Marrakech is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 38℃ (100℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Marrakech 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 Marrakech is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Marrakech, 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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