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Spring adds vibrant colors to the Moroccan landscape as nature displays itself in all its magnificence. The southeastern desert region of the country dazzles in deep-red and burnt-orange hues during this time of year, while mountains come to life as verdant greenery takes over. Cities across Morocco have pleasant weather conditions during this month and are ideal for sightseeing trips, experiencing the local culture, and sampling the best of the local cuisine. March allows for the opportunity to explore the beautiful Ouzoud Falls, visit the ancient city of Fez and mingle with the locals at the International Nomads Festival.
- Dennis Morgan
- From Luxembourg
The weather in Morocco in March is pleasant, with daily temperatures of around 22℃ and night temperatures of roughly 12℃. This is among the rainiest months of the year, but most of the country is still dry as it is covered with deserts. Coastal towns like Casablanca, El Jadida, and Rabat get about six days of rain, with temperatures hovering between 9℃ to 11℃.
Mild temperatures averaging 19℃ call for hiking trips in the High Atlas Mountains, while trails along Toubkal National Park and Gorges du Dades introduce visitors to a unique landscape engulfed in the colors of spring. However, check with the weatherman to avoid the rain (though minimal) while hiking in the Moroccan wilderness. If you do not want showers interrupting your trip at all, head to the southeast. Its dry climate results in low precipitation and warmer temperatures with highs of 22℃ and lows of 9℃.
For a seasonal overview, do not hesitate to go through our article on the best time to visit Morocco.
Weather in Morocco in March - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||19||21||25||27||29||35||38||38||33||29||23||20|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||6||8||11||13||15||19||21||21||19||16||11||8|
|Avg Daily (°F)||67||70||77||81||85||95||101||101||92||85||74||68|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||43||47||52||56||59||67||70||70||67||61||52||47|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||32||38||38||39||24||5||1||3||6||24||41||13|
|Avg Daily (°C)||21||25||27|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||8||11||13|
|Avg Daily (°F)||70||77||81|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||47||52||56|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||38||38||39|
From surfing the tides in the Atlantic Ocean and desert safari trips to sightseeing tours in Marrakech, this country has something for people of all preferences during this month. Here are a few things to try in Morocco in March.
- Enjoy the sea: The warm weather of March invites beachgoers to surf the tide or bask in the Moroccan sun on some of its fantastic beaches, like Agadir and Tamraght. Agadir is an ideal destination to show off your surfing skills.
- City tours: Go on sightseeing tours of Marrakesh, Fez, and other prominent cities during your stay in Morocco in March. You will find lesser footfall this month than during the peak season, meaning you will not have to queue to get into most tourist attractions.
- Hiking galore: Morocco offers hiking opportunities all year round and March is no different despite some chances of rain. Booking a hiking trip to the High Atlas Mountains would be ideal in March. The springtime weather brings plenty of sunshine and opens up a vista of natural wonders along Tassa Ouirgane and Toubkal.
- Celebrations and events: Watch out for the International Nomads Festival in Morocco in April. This is a free, open-air event that is held in the small town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, located 60 km south of Zagora. The festival aims to celebrate all aspects of nomadic culture, from musical heritage to traditional activities such as bread making and camel racing. Along with conferences and workshops, you will find local and international artists performing during this event.
Get to know the locals as you head out to discover Rabat, Fez, and Marrakesh. Explore prominent landmarks, such as the Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, La Villa des Arts, and the National Archaeology Museum, while in the Moroccan capital. Else, let yourself loose in Marrakesh’s luxury hotels, spas, and charming riads in the medina.
Alternatively, you can surf the tide in the Atlantic Ocean or test your endurance in the High Atlas Mountains. For desert activities, head to the Sahara in the southeast. This desert offers countless opportunities for quad biking, sand surfing, stargazing, and camel rides.
Whether you want to tick historic landmarks off your bucket list, hike through dunes and deserts, or are planning an adventure in mountains, a trip to Morocco in March is bound to tick all the right boxes. This country has pleasant weather conditions during this month, making this the best time to visit Morocco.
If you are in the process of planning your custom trip to Morocco and need some help, feel free to reach out to our Moroccan travel experts. You can also browse through our trips to Morocco in March for more ideas and inspiration.