Morocco in September: Mild Weather Excursions


From the ancient cities of Fez and Tangier to the stunning High Atlas and the beautiful beaches of Essaouira, Morocco is a spectacular destination for a fall vacation! Temperatures across the country in September are mild, and the chance of precipitation is low. These factors make this period ideal for discovering Morocco and enjoying all the activities that it has to offer.

Morocco Weather in September

Amazing panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
The Atlas Mountain is a barrier between the Sahara Desert and Morocco's milder coasts.

The weather in Morocco in September is mild, with rare chances of precipitation. Therefore, it is not by chance that many people decide to visit the country during this time of year.

Temperatures across the country range from 35℃ to 17℃ in this month. In the coastal area, cities such as Casablanca have highs of 27℃ and lows of 17℃. On average, this part of the country sees only one day of rain throughout the month. The High Atlas also enjoys mild temperatures during September. Here, the average temperature is 25℃, with a high of 32℃. Also, precipitation is rare in the mountains during this month, which means you can enjoy a nice hike without worrying about a sudden downpour. In Ouarzazate, located in the desert, temperatures can shoot as high as 33℃ and drop down to 18℃ after the sunsets.

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

Weather in Morocco in September - 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 September

Kitesurfing in Morocco
Morocco's coastal city of Agadir is a preferred kiteboarding destination for beginners and experienced kitesurfers.
Jamaa el Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco
Jamma el Fna is a lively marketplace and the main square of Marrakesh, Morocco.

Mild weather conditions are just one of the perks of traveling to Morocco in September. Take a look at a few more reasons why you should book your flights for Morocco during this month below.

  • Hikes galore: As September is a dry month, the chances of rain while trekking in the High Atlas are almost nonexistent. Head out to summit the famous Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, if you love trekking.
  • Discover underrated destinations: The downside of traveling to Morocco in September is that it is a high season in the country. However, while most travelers make a beeline for highlights, you can head out to explore underrated cities like El Jadida and Sidi Kaouki.
  • Plenty of festivals: There is an abundance of festivals in Morocco in September. No matter where you go, you will find some celebrations taking place during this month. Some examples are the Marriage Fair in Imilchil and the festival held in Volubilis. The former is a three-day celebration during which local men and women meet to flirt, get engaged and eventually marry. The latter is a musical event where you can listen to traditional Arab music.
  • Make the most of the Atlantic Ocean: Whether you want to swim in the ocean, try your hands at surfing or get tanned, September is the best time to visit Morocco! Temperatures during this month are warm but not so hot that you might end up burning yourself while basking in the Moroccan sun. Travel to Agadir and Essaouira for the best beaches in the country.

Where to go and what to do

Entrance to the desert campsite , Morocco
Be greeted with a lovely atmosphere at the gateway to the desert campsite lit by traditional Moroccan candles.

A trip to Morocco in September allows you to participate in a plethora of activities in Morocco. For outdoor lovers, the country offers numerous options ranging from hiking trails in coastal areas to treks that take you through the High Atlas. If you choose the former, you will have plenty of fantastic beaches where you can surf and soak up the sun. Magic Bay in Imsouane is known for its undulating waves and untouched beaches.

Feeling adventurous? Explore the M’Goun Massif, hike up and down its barren passes, and travel through valleys that are home to the Berber tribes. Another great option is the Jebel Sirwa range, which offers breathtaking scenery.

The Moroccan desert also offers all sorts of activities. You can spend a night in one of the many luxury camps in the area, enjoy a camel ride or explore the ancient villages of the Sahara. An excursion to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou is particularly popular among tourists.

A trip to Morocco in September offers countless opportunities for all sorts of travelers, ranging from those who just want to lounge on the beach to those who want to hike through the mountains. With mild temperatures and low chances of precipitation all over the country, it is not surprising that this month is part of the high season in the country. Whether you want to venture into the desert, marvel at ancient cities, or make the most of mountain trails and surfing areas, September is the perfect month!

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