Todays weather forecast for Casablanca
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Morocco lies north west of the African continent with coastlines along the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Coastal regions of Morocco generally have a Mediterranean climate, however In the interior the temperatures are more extreme with changeable weather conditions.
Northern Morocco- Mediterranean Coast
In the very north of Morocco along the Mediterranean coast the towns of Tangiers and Tetouan are perfect examples that experience long enjoyable summers that begin in Mid May and continue right through until September, and shorter winters in which the region sees most of its annual rainfall.
In this area summer averages sit in the mid 20’s, with daily highs reaching into the high 20’s. Spring and Autumn both see daily averages of low to mid 20s, and the minimums rarely fall below 10’s, while winter time sees enjoyable daily highs of 16 to 17 degrees- thought keep in time that autumn and winter is when the rainfall picks up.
North Western Morocco- Atlantic Coast
Once you hit the Atlantic coast on the west, the weather is tempered by the cold waters of the Atlantic which bring cold waters into the area. In the north west coast the conditions are still Mediterranean, though the colder waters do have a moderating affect on the climate so the evengins are cooled by gentle sea breezes- which can be quite enjoyable and in summer time come as a welcome break from the scorching summer sun.
IDuring the winter it is not uncommon to experience several days of very heavy rainfall, so while all of Morocco can provide for an excellent winter get away, keep in mind to pack you umbrella if visiting in December or January. Despite the rain in winter the North coast and North West does have enjoyable weather pretty much all year round.
Moving further south down the West coast you will hit Morocco’s capital city of Rabat, and further to the south is the city of Casablanca. Rabat sits on the Atlantic ocean and witnesses pleasurable weather year round. June and September each see daily averages of 20 and 22 degrees respectively, which July and August (the warmest months) see a daily average temperature fo 23 degrees. Summers so get quite warm, average highs of 26 to 27 degrees, though the cooling winds off the Atlantic ocean blow in the evenings bringing temperatures down to an enjoyable 15 to 16 degrees.
South Western Morocco- The Sahara border
Moving further south the weather starts to warm up a lot as you move toward the Sahara desert and toward the nation of Western Sahara. The climate in this region can exhibit bizarre patterns at times as the hot air off the desert hits the cold air off the Atlantic- as a result there can often be mist and fog in the air along the coast.
Once you reach further south the conditions are much more arid and desert like, temperatures here are hot all year round, and only cooled by the Atlantic sea breezes.
Marrakech has an average winter temperature of 21ºC (70ºF) and 100°F (38°C) in summer. In the Atlas Mountains temperatures can drop below zero and mountain peaks are snow capped throughout most of the year.
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Published on: 2008-11-08 (2872 reads)[ Go Back ]