Morocco in October: Mild Weather and Abundant Activities


Morocco is at its best in October. The suffocating summer heat is now a distant memory and temperatures are clement all across the country. It can get a bit cloudy in coastal areas during this month. However, you will encounter pleasant weather conditions in the southern parts of the country, in places like Sidi Ifni and Agadir.

Milder weather also results in an uptick in tourism activities at this time. All in all, you will not run out of things to do in Morocco in October.

Morocco Weather in October

Jamaa el Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco
Jamma el Fna is a lively marketplace and the main square of Marrakesh, Morocco.

The weather in Morocco in October is mild, with a low chance of precipitation. If you are traveling around the country, expect weather conditions to differ depending on the region you are in.

Temperatures in coastal cities like Tangier, Rabat, and Casablanca hover between 14℃ and 24℃. The further north you travel, the higher the chances of precipitation. Tangier, for instance, has six days of rain during October, while Rabat has only four. Despite October receiving more rainfall than other months, Morocco is never as wet as other countries. Even in Tangier, you still get 25 days of sun. So take an umbrella with you, but do not worry too much.

In the High Atlas mountains, the average temperature is 21℃, with highs of 28℃ and lows of 15℃. Just like Tangier, this area receives six days of rain during the entire month. Take a rain jacket with you if you are planning a hike.

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

Weather in Morocco in October - 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 October

Souvenir shop in the open air in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco
Get souvenirs from the open air in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou near Ouarzazate in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Stay the night in the Sahara desert under glittering stars in Morocco
Explore the Moroccan desert on a camel and spend nights under a glorious sky filled with innumerable glittering stars.
  • Explore cities: Mild temperatures throughout Morocco in October mean that this is an ideal time to discover its highlights. Most attractions are buzzing with tourists during this time of the year. Visit Rabat, go on a sightseeing tour of the ancient walled city of Fez, or head out to Marrakech to explore some of its most remarkable attractions. 
  • Festivals and events: There are plenty of festivals to enjoy in Morocco in October. The Erfoud Date Festival, which celebrates the country’s most popular fruit, is one of them. It takes place at the beginning of the month and lasts for three days. The celebrations take place in Erfoud, a little town about six hours to the east of Ouarzazate. Traditional music, dance, and dromedary race are the highlights of the festival.
  • Camp in the Sahara: October is the perfect month to explore Morocco’s arid landscape since temperatures are much milder during this month than in summer. Make sure that you hike through the ever-shifting dunes of the Sahara during your trip to the country this month.
  • Discover hidden gems: If you want to avoid crowded tourist sites, why not spend a few nights in the lesser-known but breathtaking parts of Morocco? Get off the oft-trodden tourist trail with a trip to the stunning coastal cities of Oualidia, El Jebha, and Martil. If you prefer inland areas, then opt for Amezrou and Bhalil.

Where to go and what to do

Arabic architecture at Loubnan Mosque, Agadir, Morocco
The Loubnan Mosque in Agadir, Morocco, is a display of marvelous Arabic architecture.

October offers a wide array of options to venture into Morocco. Trek the High Atlas if you do not mind a bit of rain and summit Mount Jebel Toubkal, which is popular among trekkers. Standing over 4,000 m, it is the highest peak in North Africa.

This month is ideal for sunbathing in the coastal areas. Visit Agadir and Essaouira to enjoy their pristine beaches. Inland cities across the country are also ideal for sightseeing tours during October. Go on museum and palace tours in Rabat or navigate the alleyways of Chefchaouen instead.

Bring out the daredevil in you during a trip to the Sahara in the south and experience a variety of desert activities including dune bashing, sand surfing, and quad biking.

Regardless of whether you want to enjoy splendid views of the fall foliage in the Moroccan wilderness or embark on city tours, October will not disappoint you. Ready to explore Morocco? Do not hesitate to reach out to our travel experts in Morocco if you are planning a customized trip to Morocco in October. You can always browse our tours to Morocco in October for more ideas and inspiration.

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