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

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

When to go to Ouarzazate, Morocco

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

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

January

January in Ouarzazate is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

February

February in Ouarzazate is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

March

March in Ouarzazate is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Ouarzazate is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Ouarzazate during May, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Ouarzazate in June, 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:

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

July

If you are traveling to Ouarzazate in July, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light skirts
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Extremely light dresses

August

August in Ouarzazate is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely thin shorts

September

September in Ouarzazate is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Ouarzazate during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Ouarzazate during November, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Ouarzazate during December, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ouarzazate, 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 Ouarzazate
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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