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When to visit Morocco

Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity. Morocco has a cultural diversity as its nature. Here you will find epic mountain ranges, nice beaches, big modern cities, ancient old fortresses, sweeping deserts – and warm Berber hospitality.
Morocco is a country that you can choose as a travel destination all year around. However, you should note that its various distinct regions of mountains, coast and the Sahara Desert give the impression that there are varying climates across Morocco’s kingdom.
Morocco is a hosting country with something for all various-different types of travelers. It is also a year-round destination, but generally, the best time to visit Morocco is during March, April, and May or September to December. During this time, the climate is so cool (neither too hot nor too cold). Additionally, your visit to Morocco depends on which region of the country is on your agenda.

Visit Sahara Desert:
A tour to Morocco without a stay in Sahara Desert is totally incomplete. The Desert area is well recommended to visit during spring/autumn which is the most comfortable time to do so… This way, you will be able to avoid the bone-dry landscapes and scorching temperatures of summer (which average around 115F / 46 C), and the freezing nighttime temperatures of winter (41F / 0C) degrees. In Sahara Desert temperatures tend to plummet after dark at any time of the year, so it’s better to bring a warm jacket regardless of when you plan your visit to Morocco. Although spring is generally a good time to visit the desert, it’s important to remember that April, in particular, can bring with it the sandstorms of the sirocco wind.

Visit Atlas Mountains:
For those hoping to trek/hike the Atlas Mountains, it is possible to do so all year around. Summer in Atlas Mountains is mainly sunny & mild. Temperature average often exceeds 86F (30 C) degrees, while afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon. In general, spring (April/May), fall (September/October) generally offer the best weather. In winter, nighttime temperatures can plunge to 41F (05C) degrees or lower, while snow precautions including crampons and ice-axes are required above 9,800 feet.
Note: the weather in the Atlas Mountains can unpredictably change at any time of the year (mostly winter) and conditions depend heavily on what elevation you are planning to trek to.

Visit the Coast:
For those interested to surf the waves of the Atlantic coast and enjoy beaches may find that summer time of the year better suits their needs. During the peak summer months (June, July and August), the weather gets hot in Marrakesh, Fez (country’s interior) and Sahara Desert (the further south the hot is)… Thus, coastal destinations like Tangier, Rabat, Agadir, “Taghazout – Essaouira” (For surf lovers) is a more comfortable choice to benefit from the cool ocean breeze. Coastal cities are the main hotspots for windsurfers during the summer. At this time of year, the swell is consistently good and surf breaks are operating at their best.