What is the best time to visit Marrakech?

The best time to visit Marrakech is in the Fall and Spring, from March-May and  September-November. During this time, the temperature is consistent, and there isn't much precipitation. May and September are the ideal months to visit Marrakech when the rainfalls tend to be the lowest. Early December, January and February are the cheapest months to visit while July is the hottest month.

Located in the northwest part of Morocco, Marrakesh is hot and dry all year round. The average temperatures in Marrakech vary from winter to summer. The winter months can get as low as 6°C, while the summer months can be as hot as 45°C. Also, no matter when you travel to Marrakech, apart from the winter season, ensure you apply sunscreen and keep yourself dehydrated, for the sun is up and quite rough all year round!

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 20°/ 5° 1 days
February 27°/ 9° 0 days
March 24°/ 9° 6 days
April 25°/ 12° 4 days
May 33°/ 15° 1 days
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November 23°/ 9° 1 days
December 22°/ 9° 4 days

More about Best Time to Travel to Marrakech

Marrakech in Peak Season

March-May and September-November is a great time to visit Marrakech. During the day, the average temperature remains between 20 -25 degree Celcius, and it drops till 10 degrees at night. Spring season begins with fresh wildflower blooms around the city. It is also a great time to visit Medina. Even winters are a good time to visit Marrakech as the weather is absolutely comfortable for travelling during the day time, although, the nights are chilly.

Marrakech in Shoulder Season

December can be considered to be the shoulder month in Marrakech. It’s the start to the winter season and hence, the weather is not too chilly and not at all hot. This is also a holiday month in Marrakech and Riad prices usually go up. Holidaymakers jump into Morocco for the holiday season and hence, accommodation prices are higher as well.

Marrakech in Off Season

June-August is the offseason in Marrakech. During these months, the temperature rises up to even 45°C. The weather is hot and very dry. Summers in Marrakech is absolutely not a traveller’s paradise and hence, you should avoid visiting the place anytime during these months. All prices go down but the market visits can get claustrophobic because of the heat.

Marrakech in Spring (March - May)

Weather in Marrakech during Spring is best in the entire year. The days are sunny but delightful as the heat is not extreme. Also, since cars are being banned in certain cities, it's best to venture out and see the best of it on foot. September is a busy month in Marrakech for a lot of Moroccans who stay in Europe, comes home for holidays. Also, it’s an excellent time to be a part of the Oasis Festival that goes on for three days and is one of the most loved music festivals in the country. The swims in the shadow of the Atlas Mountain, the yoga sessions, the magnificent surf trips are just some of the attractions of this festival in Marrakech. Don’t forget to get yourself a pass to this festival if you are travelling to Marrakech during spring!

Marrakech in Fall (September - October)

Fall is said to be the best-suited season for Marrakech when its russet-coloured buildings come to life! The temperature drops a little as it’s still not the summers hence, there’s a lot to explore in and around the city. Fall is a great time to experience the culture of Marrakech and get involved in the enigma of the city. A trip to the Bab Bou Jeloud is a must during this time as the vibrant souks of Medina feels like a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. Also, for the outdoor adventure junkies, a trip to the Atlas Mountains for some hiking and horseback riding is great fun!

May is perfect for music lovers for MadJazz happens during this month. This festival gets all music lovers together and blends the Moroccan traditional music with modern and classical jazz. May is also the month of Ramadan where the whole of Marrakech fasts on this holy month of Muslims. If you travel during this time, you will be expected to refrain yourself from smoking or eating in public during the day time as the whole of Marrakech fasts on this holy month of Muslims.

Marrakech in Summer (June - August)

In case you do not have a problem with the extreme heat while travelling or exploring a place, then summers in Marrakech might be a good time for you to visit. The summer months of June-August are prickly hot and not comfortable for roaming around the city during day time. Also, visiting the souks isn’t a good idea as the heat will make you exhausted within no time. However, if you still have to visit Marrakech during summers, Medina is in full swing again when the sun has set and the day is a bit cooler. The Festival of Popular Arts is a famous event during summers in Marrakech. It brings in a host of musicians and dancers from all of Morocco for the entertainment of the masses.

Marrakech in Winter (December - February)

The Atlas Mountains might get a glimpse of snow but the heart of Marrakech is still comfortable enough to have a good time during winters. The days are absolutely comfortably warm and the nights are chilly. So, in case you wish to visit the spectacular Djemaa El-Fna after dark, you will need layers of clothing. Being a part of the Marrakech Marathon is a good thing to feel at home in the city. It usually happens in the month of January. The Marrakech Biennale is held on every even-numbered year and if you happen to visit there during such a year, you can be a part of this magnificent celebration that includes a host of artists and performers from all over the world.

Marrakech Photos

Marrakech, Morocco
In winter, the Atlas mountains typically are covered in snow and ice
Sofitel Hotel, April 2013

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