Morocco weather in July

From the sun-soaked deserts to the refreshing coastal breezes, July in Morocco is a classic for a reason. As part of the high season, this month invites travellers to revel in the vibrancy of imperial cities. Here’s our guide to the weather in Morocco in July.

Is July a good time to visit Morocco?

July ushers in the height of summer, bringing a sun-kissed warmth to Morocco. While the inland regions experience higher temperatures, coastal areas provide a refreshing escape.

This month is perfect for seaside relaxation, immersing oneself in the cultural festivities, and enjoying the lively atmosphere that characterizes Moroccan summers. However, July can be a challenging time for some travellers due to the high temperatures that characterize this month.

Overall, whether it's a good time for you depends on your preferences and ability to handle the heat.

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

Street in the blue city of Chefchaouen in Morocco © Delpixel/Shutterstock

Street in the blue city of Chefchaouen in Morocco © Delpixel/Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Morocco in July

In July, Morocco experiences high temperatures, with average air temperatures ranging from 25°C to 40°C, while sea temperatures along the coast generally range between 20°C and 23°C.

July temperatures in northern Morocco

July temperatures in northern Morocco (cities like Tangier and Tetouan) typically range from 20°C to 35°C, with coastal areas experiencing milder temperatures and slightly warmer conditions inland.

Temperatures in central Morocco

Central Morocco (cities like Rabat and Casablanca)  sees July temperatures ranging from 25°C to 40°C, with variations in elevation influencing the climate, and coastal areas being somewhat milder than inland regions.

Temperatures in Morocco’s mountains

In Morocco's mountainous regions (such as the Atlas Mountains), July temperatures vary based on altitude, with lower elevations ranging from 15°C to 30°C, and higher elevations experiencing cooler temperatures between 10°C and 20°C.

Temperatures in southern Morocco

Southern Morocco (cities like Marrakech and Ouarzazate) generally has higher July temperatures, ranging from 30°C to 45°C, with the desert areas experiencing the higher end of the temperature range.

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

Cathedral in Casablanca, Morocco © Shutterstock

Cathedral in Casablanca, Morocco © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in July

July is synonymous with the beginning of the dry season in Morocco, bringing minimal rainfall across the country. In July, the majority of regions experience very little precipitation, contributing to warm and dry conditions. 

This makes it an ideal time for travellers seeking a sun-soaked experience, whether lounging on the beaches along the Atlantic coast or exploring the historical treasures nestled inland.

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

What about the crowd & cost?

July sees a peak in tourist numbers as summer vacations take full swing. Morocco experiences its busiest period during this month, especially in major cities and coastal resorts.

Consequently, accommodation and activity costs may rise, reflecting the heightened demand. Travellers planning a July visit should consider booking in advance and be prepared for a livelier atmosphere.

Set on taking a trip this summer? For further inspo, discover more of the best places to visit in April.

Bab Bou Jeloud gate (Blue Gate) - Fez, Maroko © Shutterstock

Bab Bou Jeloud gate (Blue Gate) - Fez, Maroko © Shutterstock

Unforgettable, fully customisable Morocco itineraries

Looking forward to your Morocco getaway? Say goodbye to the tedium of thorough research with our tailor-made trip service. Leave all the planning and reservations to us and indulge in journeys thoughtfully crafted by local travel experts, tailored to your specific requirements.

  • 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.
  • Deserts & Marrakech (6 days): Explore Morocco's highlights, from Marrakech to the desert, in a short, efficient trip for those with limited time and a desire to minimize travel time.
  • Moroccan Cities and Ultimate Sahara (10 days): Follow Humphrey Bogart's path from cities to the desert, exploring Casablanca, Chefchaouen's blue and whitewashed charm, Fez, a luxurious desert camp, and finally, Marrakech.

Or see our other Morocco itineraries.

Waves on Imsouan beach, Morocco © Shutterstock

Waves on Imsouan beach, Morocco © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Morocco in July

Read some essential travel tips for visiting Morocco to ensure your trip is both enjoyable and comfortable.

What to pack for Morocco in July?

July, the peak of summer in Morocco, calls for packing essentials to beat the heat. Lightweight, breathable clothing remains a priority, with short-sleeved tops, shorts, and airy dresses being ideal choices. 

Don't forget bringing a sunscreen with a high SPF, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses. These are essential for protection against intense sun rays. It's also advisable to pack a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.

Book accommodations in advance

To secure a seamless travel experience, particularly during the peak summer season, it's advisable to book accommodations in advance. This ensures you have a comfortable and convenient base for your explorations

Take advantage of the evenings

Given the heat during July days, make the most of cooler evenings. Explore the vibrant local scenes, indulge in evening markets, or simply relax in the enchanting ambience.

 Taking advantage of the evenings not only allows you to experience Moroccan culture at its finest but also provides a welcome respite from the daytime heat.

Ouarzazate Atlas Film studios in Morocco © Shutterstock

Ouarzazate Atlas Film studios in Morocco © Shutterstock

What to do in Morocco in July

As July unfolds, Morocco invites you to embrace a mosaic of experiences, from cultural celebrations to coastal escapes. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Morocco in July.

Celebrate Eid al-Adha

Commence July with the joyous celebrations of Eid al-Adha. Experience the spirit of togetherness as families gather, sharing festive meals and partaking in cultural traditions that mark this special occasion.

Head to the beaches

Escape the summer heat by heading to Morocco's beaches. Whether it's the golden sands of Agadir, the Mediterranean allure of Saidia, or the rugged beauty of Legzira, July offers the perfect conditions for sun-soaked relaxation.

Go on a night desert adventure

Experience the enchanting beauty of the Moroccan desert under the stars. July nights provide a magical backdrop for desert adventures, whether it's stargazing in the Sahara or embarking on a moonlit camel trek.

Visit coastal towns

Explore the charm of Morocco's coastal towns in July. From the historic Essaouira to the laid-back vibe of Asilah, coastal destinations come alive with a mix of cultural experiences, fresh seafood, and the cool sea breeze.

Enjoy outdoor film screenings

Indulge in the cinematic arts under the Moroccan sky. July hosts outdoor film screenings in various cities, allowing you to enjoy a movie night under the stars. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of culture and entertainment amidst the warm summer evenings.

Planning your July trip to Morocco

Uncover the enchanting allure of Morocco with the guidance of our local travel experts. We take care of 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

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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