Weather in Morocco

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Weather in Morocco

The weather in Morocco is varied between the regions and the dependant on the season. The coast experiences a warm Mediterranean climate with southwest trade winds on the eastern coast. Inland areas experience a hotter, drier continental climate and the south experiences hot and dry weather throughout the year. In the south the temperatures drop dramatically at night particularly in the months of December and January. From November to March rain falls in coastal areas and the rest of the country is mostly dry with high temperatures in summer and a cooler climate in the mountains. Marrakech and Agadir experience an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius in the winter.

The best time to visit Morocco is in spring (mid-March to May) when the country is green and lush, followed by autumn (September to November) when the heat of summer has eased. Head to the south if you are travelling in winter but be prepared for the extremely cold nights. The Rif Mountains and the north coast are very wet and cloudy in winter and early spring.

Recommended clothing for travel to Morocco is lightweight cottons and linens during the summer with warm medium weight clothing for the evenings during the winter and in the mountains. Waterproof clothing is advised in the wet season especially on the coast and in the mountains.

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