Best Time to Visit Marrakech

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Marrakech. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Marrakech. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Marrakech for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 37 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.041.61 in (0 – 4 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

Marrakech is an important city in the African state of Morocco. It’s the fourth largest city in the country.

Marrakesh is the capital of the economic region Tensift-El Haouz and the most important of all former imperial cities. Berbers lived in this town during the Neolithic period. Abu Bakr ibn Umar, the chief and cousin of the king of the Almoravids Yusuf ibn Tashfin, founded Marrakech in 1062.

The Almoravids built many schools and mosques in the city. Marrakech has the name “Red City” because much of it consists of red sandstone. The metropolis quickly grew in size and became a cultural, religious and commercial center for sub-Saharan Africa. One of the parts of the city, Jemaa el-Fna, is the busiest part of Africa. The mayor of Marrakech, Fatima Zahra Mansouri, is the second mayor of Morocco.

The Moroccan currency is the dirham. The Moroccan Dirham is a restricted currency, which means it cannot be taken out of the country and is also not available abroad (with a few exceptions). However, the Moroccan currency is fairly stable and unaffected by large exchange rate fluctuations.

Marrakech has an international airport, which is served by numerous cities in Europe.

Climate in Marrakech

Gewürze auf dem Markt von Marrakesch (takepicsforfun / stock.adobe.com)  lizenziertes Stockfoto 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' In the southern interior of the lowlands, the Moroccan metropolis has an average winter temperature of 18 °C and a summer temperature of 37 °C. The hottest months of the year are July, August and September. Since the air in the region is very dry, the temperatures are usually perceived as well bearable.

However, Marrakech and the lowlands of Morocco can become oppressively hot in summer, often in the midday sun even above 38 °C, when the desert winds blow from the Sahara (known as the Schirokko or Chergui). It’s sunny most of the year. Winters are mild, but bring some wetter rainy days with them.

Spring brings a breath of fresh air to the Red City. The surrounding valleys show a multitude of bright flowers. Sunshine prevails and the average daily highs are between 23 °C to 27 °C. Rain showers can be a factor in April and May, so pack an umbrella to be on the safe side.

In summer you should make sure you have sufficient breaks in the shade and a good water supply. Despite the high temperatures, summer is considered the main season in Marrakech. In October it then cools down slowly, whereby the daily values still remain far above the 25 °C mark.

Best Time to Visit Marrakech: Overview

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When is the best time to travel to Marrakech?


The best time to visit Marrakech is from March to May and between September and November. These months are known for friendly summer weather without extreme heat and popular for affordable hotel rates. Avoid visiting in the brutally hot midsummer when temperatures regularly exceed 38 °C.

Winter in Marrakech is still a good time to travel despite occasional rainfall and lower temperatures. Even in the coolest month of January, daytime temperatures still reach a pleasant 18 °C. This is no weather for relaxing days at the hotel pool, but it is very suitable for exploring the highlights of the city.

Climate Chart Marrakech

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Marrakech

In the following, you will find the climate table for Marrakech, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature18°20°22°24°28°31°37°37°33°28°22°19°
Night Temperature11°14°16°20°20°18°15°10°
Precipitation (inch)1.261.51.51.540.940.20.040.120.240.941.611.22
Rainy days444421002344
Hours of Sunshine778991111109877
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 19.7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (12 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 11.1 inch on 32 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.6 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights & Attractions


Marrakech is famous for its parks, especially the Menara olive grove and the 405 hectare Agdal Gardens. An irrigation system built under the Almoravids is still used to irrigate the city’s green areas. The city is a trading center for the High Atlas and the Sahara trade. It is connected by railway and road to Safi and Casablanca.

A visit in a hammam (local bath house) should not be missing with a vacation in the Moroccan metropolis. There are a number of bathhouses in Marrakech and a typical price for tourists is between 50 and 100 Dirham. The most famous sights in Marrakech are of course the souks, i.e. the markets with fabrics, spices, souvenirs and handicrafts.

On the world-famous market place of Marrakech, the Jemaa al Fna, the probably craziest spectacle of Africa takes place every day. Here you will meet jugglers, snake charmers, magicians, solo entertainers and artists. In the evening there are barbecue stands and lots of entertainment. UNESCO honoured these special features with an entry as a masterpiece of the oral and immaterial heritage of mankind.

More information about the best things to do: Morocco

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Marrakech (Station Marrakech-Medina)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 11 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 7 mph NO
Air Pressure: 1022 hPa       Humidity: 76 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 02:30 am
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Morocco: Regions

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