The best times to visit Essaouira for ideal weather are
April 2nd to August 5th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Essaouira Travel Guide
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Weather in Essaouira
Average temperatures in Essaouira vary somewhat. 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 93rd 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 Essaouira, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 83.4°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.3°F (18.5°C) at night.
Essaouira Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Essaouira Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Essaouira Perceived Temperature (F)
Essaouira Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Essaouira 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Essaouira are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Essaouira? 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 Essaouira.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Essaouira (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Essaouira has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (54.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.6%).
Wind in Essaouira is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and February. July’s average wind speed of around 10.6 knots (12.1 MPH or 19.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Essaouira.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.5||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.2||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|May||9.1||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.6||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.8||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.7||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.9||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.7||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Essaouira?
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 Essaouira, Morocco is January, followed by August and March. 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 Essaouira in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Essaouira Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 68.5°F (20.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 Essaouira, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.8°F (26.6°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Essaouira to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.9°F (21.6°C) and 63.9°F (17.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.