Casablanca in November: weather and travel tips

written by Olga Sitnitsa

updated 17.01.2024

Wondering about the weather in Casablanca in November? Read on for a run-down of everything you need to know. Here we cover everything from average air and sea temperatures, to what to expect in terms of costs and crowds, and what to wear.

Is November a good time to visit Casablanca?

November is a great time to visit Casablanca. The weather in Casablanca in November is generally pleasant, encouraging active holidays and sightseeing. It is part of the 'shoulder' season, so you can expect fewer crowds and potentially more affordable accommodation options and flight prices than during the peak summer season.

Casablanca's coastal location means that its climate can be influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. If you are planning a visit other parts of Morocco, such as Sahara Desert tour or trekking the Atlas Mountains, be aware that weather conditions can change so plan your itinerary accordingly.

Thinking of visiting Casablanca in November? Talk to our local Morocco travel experts and save yourself the hustle of planning.

The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II is a mosque in Casablanca © Shutterstock

The Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Casablanca in November

The weather in Casablanca in November is characterised by a mild climate m air and sea temperatures usually have the following characteristics:

  • Air temperature: In November, temperatures in Casablanca range from mild to cool. Daytime temperatures usually range between 17 - 23°C (60 - 70°F), making it a comfortable time for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Temperatures can drop in the evening, so it is recommended to bring outerwear or light jackets for cooler nights.
  • Sea temperature: The sea temperature in Casablanca in November is usually relatively cool. It usually ranges from 17 to 19 degrees °C (62 - 66°F). While it may be suitable for short-term swimming, it may not be as warm as the sea during the summer months.

Set on taking a trip to Morocco? Browse our inspirational Morocco itineraries to start planning your perfect holiday.

Cathedral in Casablanca, Morocco © Shutterstock

Cathedral in Casablanca, Morocco @ Shutterstock

Average rainfall in November

Casablanca usually receives a low amount of rainfall in November. The average rainfall in this month is around 50-70 mm (2-3 inches) and although it is not as rainy as the winter months, you can still expect occasional showers or drizzle at this time.

For more details on the weather in Morocco around the year, read up on when to go to Morocco.

What about the crowd & cost?

November in Casablanca is the shoulder season, which gives travellers certain advantages. Compared to the bustling summer months, there are noticeably fewer tourists in Casablanca, ensuring a quieter visit to the city's attractions. 

In addition, it is often possible to save money on accommodation, flights and travel expenses during this period. Hotels and tour operators often offer bargain prices, making November the ideal time to explore Casablanca more economically.

Set on taking an autumn break? For further inspo, discover more of the best places to visit in November.

Traditional Moroccan mint tea with sweets © Shutterstock

Moroccan mint tea @ Shutterstock

Unforgettable, fully customisable Morocco itineraries

Our tailor-made trip service allows you to fully enjoy the weather in Casablanca in November without the planning or hassle. All of our planned itineraries are created by Morocco's local travel experts and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • Moroccan Cities and Ultimate Sahara (10 days): Follow the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, and discover the blue and whitewashed buildings of Chefchaouen before heading on to Fez and consequently the desert. Stay overnight in a luxurious desert camp before continuing to Marrakech.
  • Imperial cities of Morocco (9 days): Discover Casablanca, the setting of the movie classic, before heading to Morocco's capital. From the busy streets of Rabat, you will continue to the blue and whitewashed buildings of Chefchaouen before heading to Fez and from there to Marrakech.
  • Iconic tour of Moroccan cities and deserts (15 days): Immerse in Morocco's nomadic desert life and cosmopolitan cities, blending culture, history, and desert adventures in one journey.

Or browse our other Morocco itineraries.

Entrance gate to the Kasbah of the Udayas (Kasbah des Oudaias), Rabat, Morocco © Glen Berlin/Shutterstock

Entrance gate to the Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat, Morocco © Glen Berlin/Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Casablanca in November

As you prepare for your November trip to Casablanca, remember a few important travel tips for visiting Morocco.

What to pack for Casablanca in November

When preparing for a trip to Casablanca in November, there are a few things to consider. If temperatures are moderate, bring light, breathable clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, T-shirts and a light jacket for cooler evenings. In case of rain, take a compact umbrella or a waterproof jacket. Comfortable walking shoes are a must for exploring the city. 

Don't forget sunscreen, travel documents and medicines if you need them. Finally, be mindful of local customs and modest dress, especially when visiting religious sites.

Book accommodation in advance

When visiting Casablanca, especially in November which falls during the shoulder season, accommodation should be booked in advance. This will ensure that you find accommodation that suits your preferences and budget, as well as potentially securing the best prices and availability. 

Casablanca offers a variety of accommodation options, from hotels to riads, so you'll be able to choose something that suits your travelling style.

Learn basic Arabic phrases

Learning basic phrases in Arabic can enhance your experience in Casablanca. Although French and English are widely spoken in the country, locals appreciate your willingness to communicate in their language. Simple greetings and phrases can help create a friendly atmosphere and immerse yourself in cultural exchange.

Main square in Casablanca with goverment building, Morocco © Shutterstock

Main square in Casablanca with government building, Morocco © Shutterstock

What to do in Casablanca in November

While going on a trip, one must consider the weather in Casablanca in November and the nuances of this month. To not miss any highlights, also read our list of the best things to do in Morocco at any time of year.

Visit Hassan II Mosque

One of the must-see places in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque. It is a marvellous architectural marvel and one of the largest mosques in the world. Its seaside location offers mesmerising views, while its intricate design allows you to explore its amazing interiors and admire the stunning combination of tradition and innovation in its construction.

Spend time at Rick's Café

Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of cinema at Rick's Cafe in Casablanca. Inspired by the classic film Casablanca, this iconic establishment offers a unique vintage atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the film's atmosphere with elegant décor and live music. 

It's a charming way to pay homage to your favourite film while embracing the history and culture of the city during your November visit.

Don't miss the opportunity to go on day trips from Casablanca

Complement your Casablanca adventure with interesting day trips. Explore the political and cultural capital of Rabat with its historic sites and charming medina. Head to the vibrant city of Marrakech, known for its bustling souks and magnificent gardens. Alternatively, head to the picturesque wine region of Meknes, where you can sample local wines in picturesque vineyards. 

These day trips offer a variety of experiences and are easily accessible from Casablanca, adding depth to your November travel itinerary.

Enjoy the view from the Casablanca Twin Centre

For a breathtaking perspective of Casablanca, head to the Twin Centre Casablanca. Climb up to the observation deck for a panoramic view of the cityscape. The Twin Centre is an iconic skyscraper and from this vantage point you can appreciate the city's modernity, architectural beauty and Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Vineyards at Casablanca, Valparaiso © abriendomundo/Shutterstock

Vineyards at Casablanca, Valparaiso © abriendomundo/Shutterstock

Planning your November trip to Casablanca

Discover the beauty of Casablanca with the guidance of our local Morocco travel experts. We handle every detail of the planning and booking for your adventure. 

Whenever you're ready to set off on your journey, contact us, and we'll create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your desires.

Explore our existing Morocco itineraries for inspiration, knowing that each one can be adjusted to meet your specific preferences.

For more travel inspiration see our Rough Guide to Morocco.

Olga Sitnitsa

written by Olga Sitnitsa

updated 17.01.2024

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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