Morocco in May: Fine Weather Excursions

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Morocco Weather in May

Tamraght, Agadir, Morocco
Morocco has stunning beaches stretched across 1,200 miles of sandy coastline.

The weather in Morocco in May is mild with low chances of precipitation. However, you may find a slight change in climate conditions depending on the regions you are visiting. For instance, along the coasts, you will find temperatures ranging from 23℃ to 13℃. Precipitation is slightly more frequent in the north of the country. Tangier, located on Morocco’s northern tip, experiences three days of rain throughout this month, while Essaouira is dry for the entire period.

In the High Atlas Mountains, you can expect to find an average temperature of 22℃, with highs of 29℃ and lows of 19℃. Precipitation is not too frequent in this region, with only three days of rain during May. The Moroccan desert also experiences warm weather conditions during this time of year. Cities such as Ouarzazate have highs of 30°C and lows of 15℃ with little-to-no chance of rain.

You can check our article on the best time to visit Morocco for a seasonal overview.

Weather in Morocco in May - Rainfall and Temperatures

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Avg Daily (°C)192125272935383833292320
Avg Nightly (°C)681113151921211916118
Avg Daily (°F)66707781849510010091847368
Avg Nightly (°F)434652555966707066615246
Avg Rainfall (mm)32383839245136244113

Why Visit Morocco in May

Rabat, Morocco
The Moroccan capital of Rabat is home to museums, the Royal Palace, and a number of iconic landmarks.
Atlas Mountains, Morocco
The Atlas Mountains open up a vista of beautiful landscape amid its magnificent trekking routes.

Thanks to stunning weather conditions, a trip to Morocco in May is worth it for those who wish to engage in outdoor activities. Below are a few reasons why you should consider traveling to this destination during this time of year.

  • Plenty of beaches: Morocco’s weather in May is ideal for beach relaxation. Temperatures are not too warm, which means you can get the perfect tan without the risk of getting burned. The best beaches in the country are in the south. Traveling to Agadir and Essaouira is popular among tourists in May.
  • Hikes galore: Low chance of precipitation and mild temperatures make May one of the best months to go for a hike. The Toubkal Circuit is the most popular route for trekkers.
  • Desert explorations: May offers visitors one final opportunity to wander in the desert and spend a night or two there before the scorching summer kicks in. Make the best of this by visiting Ouarzazate and Tinghir — both known for their exceptional hospitality.
  • City tours: Despite long queues of tourists in most attractions, May is still an ideal time to go on city tours, given pleasant weather conditions. Visit Rabat to see the French-colonial landmarks, go on a shopping spree in Marrakech, explore the museums of Tangier, and discover the exotic blue alleys of Chefchaouen.
  • Kalaat Mgouna Rose Festival: Every year, the little-known town of Kalaat M’gouna in the Dades Valley celebrates one of the most popular festivals in the country. This festival of roses lasts for three days, during which the city fills up with the scent of these flowers. The celebration attracts more than 20,000 people annually.

Where to go and what to do

Sahara Desert at night, Morocco
The daytime heat of the Sahara Desert dissipates by evening, causing the temperatures to drop significantly.

May is part of Morocco’s high tourist season and a time when lovers of outdoor activities can make the most of the country. However, the climate is also ideal for those who wish to relax. Head for Rmilate Beach, located just a few kilometers away from the fortified town of Asilah, to find a spot to bask in the sun.

If you prefer the mountains, then travel to Jebel Sirwa. This mountain range is located in the south of Morocco and features many tempting peaks. One of these is Sirwa, a volcanic mountain that is 3,300 meters high.

People who want to explore the desert can book a night in one of the many camping areas in the Sahara. Alternatively, you can opt for a camel ride and try some extreme sports such as quad biking or sandboarding.

Do not forget to check our article on how many days to spend in Morocco for more information.

From the Kalaat Mgouna Rose Festival to incredible hiking paths and relaxing beaches, visiting Morocco in May is a great choice for those who wish to discover both the nature and the culture of this fabulous destination.

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Published by Will Cooper, updated on August 24, 2022

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