The best times to visit Merzouga for ideal weather are
March 12th to May 27th
September 24th to November 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Merzouga Travel Guide
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Weather in Merzouga
Average temperatures in Merzouga vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Merzouga, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 104°F (40°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80°F (26.7°C) at night.
Merzouga Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Merzouga 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.
Merzouga Perceived Temperature (F)
Merzouga Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Merzouga 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 Merzouga are December, July, 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 May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.
When can you find snow in Merzouga? 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 Merzouga.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Merzouga (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
Merzouga has some months with regular humidity, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is July (8.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (36.5%).
Wind in Merzouga is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and August. May’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.7 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Merzouga.
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||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.8||Light breeze||11.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|May||7.9||Gentle breeze||15.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||7.6||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.2||Gentle breeze||15.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7.2||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||13.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.1||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.3||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.2||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Merzouga?
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 Merzouga, Morocco is January, followed by February and May. 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 Merzouga in December. 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 Merzouga Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 68.2°F (20.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Merzouga, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 95.1°F (35.1°C) and 61.6°F (16.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 2 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 too cold this time of year in Merzouga to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.2°F (20.1°C) and 60.9°F (16.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.