Morocco in April: Spring in Africa’s North


April lies smack in the middle of the spring season in Morocco. The weather is pleasant, inviting for desert activities and introducing exciting exploration possibilities across the country. Visit Marrakech, the Moroccan capital, and Fes, or head to the southeast to experience the culture of the Sahara Desert and participate in events and festivals! You can find an assortment of activities in Morocco that best match your preference during this time.

Morocco Weather in April

camels on the sand dunes in Merzouga, Morocco
Merzouga is the ideal destination to start exploring the Sahara Desert.

Springtime calls for milder and drier weather in Morocco. Most parts of the country experience average daytime temperatures of 24℃, which plummets to as low as 16℃ at night. Coastal cities like Tangiers and Dakhla are colder, with the mercury hovering around 20℃. The high Atlas Mountains record around a week of rainfall in April. However, although this is one of the wettest times of the year, the desert climate influences the weather, barring a high level of precipitation in the region. Likewise, the southern city of Ouarzazate experiences similar weather, but you will not get any rain in this region.

For a seasonal overview, check our article on the best time to visit Morocco.

Weather in Morocco in April - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)192125272935383833292320
Avg Nightly (°C)681113151921211916118
Avg Daily (°F)66.269.87780.684.295100.4100.491.484.273.468
Avg Nightly (°F)42.846.451.855.45966.269.869.866.260.851.846.4
Avg Rainfall (mm)32383839245136244113

Why Visit Morocco in April

house exterior with ornate gold colored window and door frames, Morocco
Find Moroccan residences that accentuate the art and culture of the country.
Traditional Moroccan mint tea with sweets
Enjoy a glass of refreshing Moroccan mint tea on a hot day.

The temperature of Morocco in April is ideal for a mix of activities. Below are a few we would recommend trying.

  • Wander through the desert: Desert temperatures are not as sweltering at this time of year as in the summer months in April. Take this opportunity to explore the Sahara and partake in activities in the desert. Spot the exotic Saharan wildlife, ride a quad bike across desert dunes, or sit by the fire to beat chilly desert nights.
  • Hike in the High Atlas: Morocco’s arid climate results in minimal rainfall throughout the year. Therefore, there are plenty of spectacular trekking paths to explore even in the rainiest month of the year (expect not more than seven days of rain throughout this month). The mild April weather makes it ideal to enjoy the Three Valley Trek. The journey begins in the Inman Valley and takes you through breathtaking waterfalls before ending in the Valley of Ait Mizan.
  • Discover historic cities: April is also one of the last months to visit the main cities of Morocco before the arrival of the suffocating summer heat. You can head to Rabat to explore the fascinating citadel of Kasbah des Oudaias or discover the medieval city of Chellah. If you decide to go to Marrakech, take a tour of Oudaias Kasbah and book a visit to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.
  • Festivals and events: Mark the Sufi Music and Cultural Festival in your itinerary if you are traveling to Morocco in April. This festival gathers leaders of Sufism from all over the world in Fes, where the Sufi masters preach love and the promotion of peace through art and cultural programs involving ritualistic performances, oriental art, morning poetry recitals, and movie screening.

Where to go and what to do

Berber Wedding In Merzouga Desert, Morocco
Traditional hand drums are an integral part of the wedding ceremony in the Berber community.

Morocco caters to people of different interests with a wide range of activities. History buffs will find the tanneries of Fes and El Badi Palace in Marrakech fascinating as they reveal the mysteries of the Moroccan past. A trip through the Dar Si Said Museum can be equally fascinating. Here you can witness prized antiques, arms, and some of the oldest artifacts of the country.

A vacation in the High Atlas Mountains can be the perfect getaway from bustling cities. You can scale Toubkal Mountain, Morocco’s highest peak if you wish to, or journey past M’Goun, traversing old villages, rocky ravines, and water streams along the way. You can also head to Erfoud in April. This city is home to the charming Erfoud Royal Palace and is considered the starting point of the vast Sahara.

The springtime weather in April allows you to experience a mix of activities amid pleasant weather conditions. Whether you want to explore main cities, plan long trekking journeys or wander through the desert, this is the month for you!

If you need help with planning a customized trip to Morocco, you can always reach out to our Moroccan travel experts who can devise a tailored itinerary for you. For instant inspiration, browse through our Morocco tours and trips in April.

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