Marrakech, Morocco: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Marrakech, Morocco? If you're planning to go to Marrakech, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Marrakech, Morocco

Based on the climate and weather in Marrakech, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Marrakech, Morocco by month

January

January in Marrakech is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

February

February in Marrakech is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

March

If you go to Marrakech in March, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

April

Traveling to Marrakech in April, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

May

May in Marrakech is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June here can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

July

Traveling to Marrakech in July, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts

August

If you vacation in Marrakech during August, you are likely to find that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses

September

If you vacation in Marrakech during September, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

October

If you are traveling to Marrakech in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

November

If you vacation in Marrakech during November, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

December

If you vacation in Marrakech during December, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Marrakech, Morocco

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Marrakech, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Marrakech
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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