Morocco in June: Start of Summer
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As the summer heat kicks in, Morocco starts seeing a decline in foot traffic. Therefore, June provides the final opportunity to relish the merriments on the beach or engage in several other activities the country offers. Comfortable temperatures, fewer tourists, and low chances of precipitation make June a good time to visit Morocco.
Morocco Weather in June
The weather in Morocco in June is warm but not too hot. Precipitation is rare throughout the country. Temperatures are much cooler in coastal areas. Cities such as Rabat and Tangier experience highs of 27℃ and lows of 16℃. The weather in the High Atlas Mountains is slightly warmer. Here the average temperature is 22℃, with highs of 29℃ and lows of 15℃. Rain is also more frequent in this region, with approximately three wet days throughout June. Down south, the Sahara Desert can get pretty hot. Here, the mercury can peak at 35℃.
For a seasonal overview, check our article on the best time to travel to Morocco.
Weather in Morocco in June - 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)||66.2||69.8||77||80.6||84.2||95||100.4||100.4||91.4||84.2||73.4||68|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||42.8||46.4||51.8||55.4||59||66.2||69.8||69.8||66.2||60.8||51.8||46.4|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||32||38||38||39||24||5||1||3||6||24||41||13|
Why Visit Morocco in June
Morocco offers a more relaxed travel experience in June as visitor numbers are comparatively lower during this time. Calmer conditions make the country all the more inviting, giving another reason to visit the country. Here are some reasons why you should visit Morocco in June.
- Beaches galore: Soaring temperatures make June one of the perfect months for a beach vacation. You can either opt for the Atlantic Ocean or the calm Mediterranean Sea. Essaouira and Agadir, located by the Atlantic, offer ideal conditions to break the surf or bask in the sun. If you are visiting the smaller peripheral towns of M’Diq and Cabo Negro along the Mediterranean Sea, consider booking accommodations well in advance.
- Take to the trails: Mild weather and low precipitation make June the perfect time to hike through fascinating Moroccan trails. Beginners can start with the Berber Villages route. This two-hour trail passes through Moroccan villages and the countryside. It is a great way to experience Moroccan culture and lifestyle.
- Festivals and events: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music usually takes place in June. It lasts for nine days and features several open-air concerts, where you can watch and experience performances of sacred music from all over the world.
The south of Morocco plays host to the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival. This festival celebrates Gnaoua music, a unique genre inspired by the dance, music, and religious rites of the African, Arab and Berber people.
Where to go and what to do
June offers a variety of activities in Morocco for all kinds of visitors. You can visit some of the most pristine beaches of Africa, go on hikes in the High Atlas Mountains, or explore the heritage of inland cities. Culture buffs can head to the coasts of Morocco. Travel across the traditional marketplace (souks) in Rabat, visit different landmarks, and relish the local cuisines. If history fascinates you, go to Casablanca for a tour of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism.
For outdoor activities, head to the High Atlas Mountains. You can find plenty of hiking trails of varying difficulties here. Summiting Mount Lakraa is considered to be of moderate difficulty and can be completed in two hours. The zigzagging trails to Mount Toubkal could take two days to ascend. If you prefer calm beaches, head out to Legzira Beach. Its stunning wave-like rock formation and pristine ambiance are perfect backdrops for your holiday snaps.
Warm temperatures, fewer tourists, and more affordable prices are the highlights of visiting Morocco in June. Also, there are music festivals to participate in, availability of sightseeing tours in ancient coastal cities, and options to stroll at the beach. Morocco offers something for visitors of all tastes in June.
Not sure how many days to spend in Morocco? Feel free to reach out to our local travel experts to create a customized trip to Morocco. You can also browse through our trips to Morocco in June for more ideas and inspiration.