The best times to visit Dakhla (Western Sahara) for ideal weather are

any time of year (no, really)

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Dakhla (Western Sahara) Travel Info

Weather in Dakhla (Western Sahara)

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dakhla (Western Sahara) vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 99th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dakhla (Western Sahara), the hottest months are September, October, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 80.6°F (27°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.3°F (20.7°C) at night.

Dakhla (Western Sahara) Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Dakhla (Western Sahara) Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Dakhla (Western Sahara) Perceived Temperature (F)

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Dakhla (Western Sahara) Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Dakhla (Western Sahara) Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan71.364.557.9
Feb69.363.457.4
Mar70.865.660.4
Apr70.966.261
May72.968.163
Jun74.169.564.6
Jul75.570.966.4
Aug77.772.968.2
Sep78.773.368.6
Oct78.773.168.1
Nov75.669.964.6
Dec7467.261.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan21.818.114.4
Feb20.717.414.1
Mar21.618.715.8
Apr21.61916.1
May22.720.117.2
Jun23.420.818.1
Jul24.221.619.1
Aug25.422.720.1
Sep25.922.920.3
Oct25.922.820.1
Nov24.221.118.1
Dec23.319.616.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dakhla (Western Sahara) are January, April, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early October with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of October 1st.

When can you find snow in Dakhla (Western Sahara)? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dakhla (Western Sahara).

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dakhla (Western Sahara) (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb1%00.2
Mar1%00.1
Apr0%00
May1%00
Jun0%00
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep2%00.1
Oct1%00.1
Nov1%00.1
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb100.5
Mar100.3
Apr000
May100
Jun000
Jul000
Aug000
Sep200.3
Oct100.3
Nov100.3
Dec000

 

Humidity and Wind

Dakhla (Western Sahara) has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (48.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (70.9%).

Wind in Dakhla (Western Sahara) is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 19.1 knots (22 MPH or 35.4 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 23.9 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dakhla (Western Sahara).

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan12.5Significant breeze17.6Strong breeze
Feb15.3Significant breeze20.3Strong breeze
Mar15.3Significant breeze19.8Strong breeze
Apr15.3Significant breeze19.4Strong breeze
May17.5Strong breeze21.6Strong breeze
Jun18.7Strong breeze22.8Very strong breeze
Jul19.1Strong breeze23.6Strong breeze
Aug18.3Strong breeze23Very strong breeze
Sep16.1Significant breeze20.7Strong breeze
Oct12.8Significant breeze17.6Strong breeze
Nov12.9Significant breeze17.7Strong breeze
Dec11.4Significant breeze16.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan48.6%
Feb58.2%
Mar61%
Apr64.7%
May64.4%
Jun67.5%
Jul70.9%
Aug70.4%
Sep69.5%
Oct67.5%
Nov61.1%
Dec51.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Dakhla (Western Sahara)?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Morocco; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Dakhla (Western Sahara), Morocco is January, followed by February and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dakhla (Western Sahara) in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.4 in November means 50.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Dakhla (Western Sahara) Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 74.2°F (23.4°C) and 69.4°F (20.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Dakhla (Western Sahara), so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.6°F (27°C) and 74.1°F (23.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Dakhla (Western Sahara) to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.6°F (23.7°C) and 68.1°F (20.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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