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Close to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, Marrakech has a subtropical semi-desert climate, meaning it stays relatively warm and dry all year round, although temperatures do fluctuate significantly between day and night. It is recommended to pack sunscreen and a sweater.

Spring (March to May) is the best time to visit Marrakech when the weather is cooler and milder. In March, the average temperature is 17°C (63°F) and it climbs steadily to 21°C (70°F) by May.

Summer (June to August) is when the city starts to heat up. July and August are the hottest months with high temperatures reaching 37°C (99°F) often during the day but dropping to 21°C (70°F) at night. Rainfall is scarce during this period too.

Autumn (September to November) has a warm start but by October, temperatures fall to a more comfortable level, averaging 21°C (70°F). September and October are also popular times to visit Marrakech. In November, the average high is around 22°C (72°F) while precipitation increases to 40mm (1.6in), making it the wettest month.

Winter (December to February) continues the trend of cooler temperatures. In December, the average temperature is 13°C (55°F).

Regardless of which month you visit, beware that temperatures swing considerably between day and night, so pack a jacket for the cooler evenings.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
5
nw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
5
nw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
7
nnw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
6
nnw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
6
n
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
6
nnw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
7
nw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
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Last updated: 2023-01-31 20:16:37
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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