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The climate in Morocco

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 22 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1520m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere
In 6 months the average temperatures are over 25 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 22 degrees even invite you to take a bath in the warm season. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Souss-Massa-Drâa. The coldest is Tanger-Tétouan. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from July to August. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Morocco
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Morocco
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Morocco
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Morocco
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Morocco
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Morocco
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Morocco

Regions in Morocco

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.
RegionTemperature
max Ø day
Temperature
min Ø night
Sunshine
hours
Rainy
days
PrecipitationHumidity
Chaouia-Ouardigha22.6 °C13.8 °C2,993 h50 475 l80.0 %
Fès-Boulemane24.8 °C11.1 °C2,847 h56 67.0 %
Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen23.9 °C12.5 °C3,066 h54 500 l75.0 %
Grand Casablanca22.5 °C14.8 °C3,066 h47 420 l81.0 %
Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz27.1 °C13.8 °C3,212 h30 212 l58.0 %
Meknès-Tafilalet23.5 °C10.2 °C3,176 h48 329 l69.0 %
Oriental23.6 °C13.6 °C2,920 h46 339 l67.0 %
Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër23.3 °C13.0 °C2,993 h53 522 l80.0 %
Souss-Massa-Drâa27.5 °C13.3 °C3,322 h24 168 l49.0 %
Tanger-Tétouan22.2 °C15.3 °C2,847 h58 686 l75.0 %
Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate22.6 °C15.5 °C2,774 h43 372 l67.0 %

Temperature records of the last 73 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to August 2022 was reported by the Marrakesch weather station. In July 2012 the record temperature of 49.6 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 13 weather stations in Morocco below 1520 metres altitude, was recorded in 1976 with an average temperature of 26.8 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 24.5 degrees Celsius.
The coldest day in these 73 years was reported by the weather station Oujda Airp. Here the temperature dropped to -3.8 °C in January 2019. Oujda Airp lies at an altitude of 470 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1972 with an average temperature of 11.3 °C. In Morocco, it is usual to have about 1.8 degrees more at 13.1 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in December 1996. With 16.0 mm per day, the Tanger Airp weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 73 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Tetuan. The driest region is near Ouarzazate.

Long-term development of temperatures from 1990 - 2021

In contrast to single record values, a long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. A simply calculated average value would give a falsified result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would already decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and falsifies the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 5 measuring points in order to have actually comparable data over as long a period as possible.
In the years 1990 to 2021 there were only these 5 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values. From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was August 2010 with 27.7 °C. January 2005 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 9.3 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 17.4 °C in the years after 1990 and about 18.4 °C in the last years before 2021. So in less than 32 years it has increased by about 0.9 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 5 weather stations in Morocco. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.
Long-term development of temperatures in Morocco

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average. There are 14 stations in Morocco itself. In 8 cases, neighboring but nearby weather stations were also used to obtain more accurate values.
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