Weather in Morocco

Marrakesh Morocco rainIf you haven’t taken a holiday package to Morocco before, you may have little idea of this country’s varied climate.  The Moroccan climate may differ widely depending on the region or the time of year. You can experience warmer, pleasant temperatures on the coastal regions, both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Further inland, the weather becomes hotter and more arid year round. And during the winter months of December and January, nighttime temperatures drop significantly.

During the height of summer, the heat of daytime temperatures is downright oppressive, especially in cities like Fez, Marrakesh and toward the southwest. In contrast, cities like Essaouira, Rabat and Casablanca are a bit cooler due to their exposure to ocean breezes.

The Atlas Mountains region is far less predictable, and weather depends in large part on the elevation. The winters are quite cold from November through March with plenty of snowfall, but the summers are mild but sunny. Northern Morocco may get light snow showers from time to time in the winter. The form of precipitation is often based on whether you are venturing to the High or the Middle Atlas Mountains. Rainfall is more common in the Middle Atlas between November and February. (more…)

Planning a Trip to Morocco: What to Ask Yourself

travel tips moroccoChoosing Morocco as your vacation destination is a significant step in planning your next travel adventure. To get started, you should consider what type of experience you want to have and how much time and money you’re willing to spend. These decisions influence the more detailed plans you’ll make later.

What kind of experience do I want to have?

The type of experience you hope to have is likely related to the reasons you chose to travel to Morocco. Think about this before choosing specific spots to visit or envisioning what you might pack. The list below offers a few options you might consider.

  • Are you looking forward to a relaxing, poolside vacation? Morocco has several mid-range and upscale hotels with pools, hammams and gorgeous views. With plenty of coastline along the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, beaches and sleepy fishing towns are plentiful.
  • Is the history found in ruins, ancient medinas and museums more your thing? While history and culture are everywhere, they’re especially plentiful in and around Fez. (more…)