Morocco weather in April

April in Morocco marks the transition from spring to early summer, offering a diverse tapestry of climates that enhance the travel experience throughout the country. April is considered a shoulder season, striking a balance between the peak tourist period and the quieter months. The shoulder season not only allows travellers to enjoy favourable weather conditions but also presents opportunities for more budget-friendly options as tourist density decreases. Here's our guide to the weather in Morocco in April.

Is April a good time to visit Morocco?

April beckons as a wonderful time to explore Morocco, with the country emerging from the cool embrace of winter into milder, more agreeable temperatures. Spring is in full swing, bringing a burst of colours to the landscapes. 

Overall, the weather in Morocco in April makes for an ideal period to traverse the bustling medinas, embrace the diverse cultures, and revel in the enchanting beauty of Morocco's varied terrain.

Want to know more about the weather? Read all about the best time to visit Morocco.

Mountains of the Jebel Sahro, Morocco ©  Louise Bottomley/Shutterstock

The weather in Morocco in April is great for the outdoors © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Morocco in April

The weather in Morocco in April brings diverse temperatures, with regions experiencing distinct climate patterns. The sea temperatures along the coast of Morocco, both along the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, are still relatively cool but gradually warming as the country transitions from winter to spring. Typically, sea temperatures in April range from around 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F).

Temperatures in northern Morocco

In the north, cities like Tangier and Tetouan enjoy mild temperatures ranging from 18 to 24°C (64 to 75°F), making it an ideal time for coastal activities.

Temperatures in central Morocco

Cities like Rabat and Casablanca in central Morocco witness a gradual temperature increase, with daytime highs hovering around 20 to 26°C (68 to 79°F).

Temperatures in Morocco’s mountains

Heading to the Atlas Mountains, towns like Ifrane and Azrou offer cooler temperatures, ranging from 12 to 18°C (54 to 64°F), and a picturesque landscape with lush greenery.

Temperatures in southern Morocco

In southern Morocco, particularly in cities like Marrakech and Ouarzazate, April brings warmer temperatures compared to the northern and central regions. Daytime highs range from 26 to 32°C (79 to 90°F), creating a more arid climate. 

Essaouira © Pixabay

The weather in Morocco in April is great for discovering cities © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in April

In April, Morocco experiences a notable decrease in rainfall as it transitions from the wetter winter months to a drier season. Generally, April marks the beginning of spring, and while some regions may still receive sporadic showers, the overall average rainfall diminishes across the country. 

This creates favourable conditions for travel and exploration, with the landscape beginning to bloom with the colours of spring.

Aerial view of Agadir in Morocco © Shutterstock

Aerial view of Agadir in Morocco © Shutterstock

What about the crowd & cost?

In April, Morocco experiences a delightful balance between manageable crowds and reasonable costs. As the country emerges from the busier winter season, the number of tourists decreases, creating a more relaxed atmosphere at popular attractions. 

Accommodation and activity prices also tend to be more budget-friendly, making April an ideal time for those looking to explore Morocco without the hustle and bustle associated with peak tourist periods.

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Ouarzazate Atlas Film studios in Morocco © Shutterstock

Ouarzazate Atlas Film studios in Morocco © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Morocco in April

Here are some essential tips for a memorable journey through Morocco in April.

What to pack for Morocco in April?

For April, when Morocco experiences a pleasant transition from winter to spring, packing should include a mix of clothing suitable for fluctuating temperatures. Bring layers, including a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring diverse terrains, while modest attire is respectful of local customs.

Cultural awareness

Immersing yourself in Moroccan culture involves understanding and respecting local customs. In April, you may encounter various celebrations and events. It's advisable to familiarize yourself with some cultural norms, such as greetings and appropriate behaviours in public spaces. 

The warmth of the Moroccan people extends to those who appreciate and embrace their traditions, making cultural awareness a key element of a fulfilling travel experience.

Sun protection

While enjoying the pleasant spring temperatures, it's crucial to prioritize sun protection in Morocco's April climate. The weather in Morocco in April can be warm, and the sun can be strong —  so packing sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses is essential. 

These items not only shield you from the sun's rays but also ensure you can fully relish outdoor activities without concerns about sun exposure. 

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

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca © Shutterstock

What to do in Morocco in April 

April in Morocco unveils a tapestry of cultural celebrations, natural wonders, and blooming landscapes. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Morocco in April.

Marrakech Popular Arts Festival,

Immerse yourself in the cultural kaleidoscope of the Marrakech Popular Arts Festival. April transforms the city into a lively spectacle of traditional music, dance, and vibrant performances. Join the festivities and witness the rich heritage of Moroccan arts.

Planning a trip to Marrakech? Start preparing for your trip with our guide to the best accommodation options in Marrakech.

Moussem of Sidi Abdallah ben Hassoun

April welcomes the Moussem of Sidi Abdallah ben Hassoun, a spiritual celebration filled with rituals and traditional ceremonies. Join pilgrims and locals in honouring the revered saint, and experiencing the spiritual richness that defines Moroccan culture.

Bird watching in Merzouga

Embark on a birdwatching adventure in Merzouga, where April brings a symphony of avian activity. Explore the diverse bird species that inhabit the Sahara, adding a unique dimension to the stunning desert landscapes.

Legzira dramatic natural stone arches reaching over the sea, Atlantic Ocean, Morocco © Shutterstock

Legzira, Atlantic Ocean, Morocco © Shutterstock

Trek in the Todra Gorge

April's mild temperatures make it an ideal time to trek through the dramatic landscapes of the Todra Gorge. Marvel at the towering cliffs, meandering river, and unique rock formations that characterize this natural wonder.

Explore Fez during the cherry blossom season

Witness the magic of cherry blossoms in full bloom as you explore the ancient city of Fez. April transforms the city into a floral wonderland, with the pink and white blossoms adding a delicate touch to the historic streets and monuments.

Explore the Gardens of Marrakech

Escape to the serene oasis of Marrakech's gardens in April. From the iconic Jardin Majorelle to the lush Agdal Gardens, immerse yourself in the beauty of blooming flowers, fragrant orchards, and tranquil water features.

Women on Moroccan market (souk) in Fes, Morocco

Women on Moroccan market (souk) in Fes, Morocco © Shutterstock

Planning your April Morocco trip

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Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 20.05.2024

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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