October is one of the best months to visit Morocco , as temperatures are cooler and more comfortable for sightseeing. This is a great month for hiking in the mountains and visiting the Atlantic coast, with temperatures dropping in November and Essaouira becoming very windy.
Welcome to autumn in Morocco , easily one of the best moments to visit. After months of steaming hot temperatures , Marrakech is finally cool enough to really enjoy—expect a high of 82°F and lows around 60°.
The average high temperature in Marrakech during October is 29ºC, so you won’t need much more than shorts and t-shirts for the days. Temperatures usually drop to 15ºC at night, so you’ll want to pack a warmer top for the evenings.
Rainfall: The months November to January are rainy months, especially in the north of Morocco. There is an average of about 2 inches or less a month, with the most rain coming in November. In Southern Morocco, winter tends to be drier. Other: Christmas season is definitely a high time for tourists coming to Morocco.
Morocco’s North African location means that most of the country enjoys warm weather all year round, and it still feels like summer in October . The nearby Sahara Desert means it never gets too cold, but you’ll get differences in weather depending on where you go.
Be sure to pack lightweight and loose-fitting clothing for days when the temperatures are high and the sun is hot. Light slacks, skirts, loose jeans, and short sleeved shirts that cover your shoulders and bottom are great to have on a hot day. Hats, scarves, and sunglasses offer important protection, too.
A vacation to Marrakech for one week usually costs around MAD3,850 for one person. So, a trip to Marrakech for two people costs around MAD7,700 for one week. Two people traveling together for one month in Marrakech can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
To sum it up, Marrakech is one of the safest cities in Morocco. You might feel a little unsafe at night , but in no moment will you be threatened or hurt. This is because Morocco has very severe penalties and the police can be very aggressive.
Can I get alcohol in Marrakech ? and where can I smoke? The Medina does not have pubs or wine bars, however there are plenty of hotels and restaurants with public bars. Alcohol is not available in the cafes around the place Jemaa al Fna. In our Marrakech Riads guests may smoke in designated areas on the roof terraces.
In terms of clothing, maxi or midi dresses with sleeves (or at least with the shoulders covered) are perfect, as well as loose trousers and t-shirts. Try to avoid low necklines or anything too figure-hugging, as you might gain some unwanted attention (a.k.a. hassling) out on the streets.
Morocco’s rainy season begins in November and runs through March, and parts of the country even get cold enough for snow to fall on the highest peaks. However, while this season is wet for Morocco , there’s still just an average of two inches of rain per month.
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid- March to May ) or fall ( September to October ). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer.