Morocco weather in November

As the crisp autumn air sweeps over the desert landscape of Morocco, November unveils a truly magical experience for travellers. From bustling medinas to tranquil oases and sun-kissed beaches, this is a month that beckons with its unique charm.  Here is our guide to the weather in Morocco in November.

Is November a good time to visit Morocco?

Morocco is a land of diverse landscapes and cultures, making it a captivating destination throughout the year. While each season offers something special, November can be an excellent time to visit for several reasons.

November brings relief from the scorching summer heat and the bone-chilling winter cold. The temperatures are generally pleasant, making it easier to explore the country without the discomfort of extreme weather.

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Gorges Du Todra Canyon, Tinghir, Morocco © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Morocco in November

Morocco in November marks the transition from autumn to winter. The temperatures are moderate and comfortable, making it an excellent time to explore the diverse landscapes and cultural treasures this North African nation has to offer.

November temperatures in northern Morocco

In the northern coastal areas, such as Tangier and Casablanca, November sees mild temperatures, with daytime highs averaging around 19°C (66°F). Nights can get cooler, with temperatures dropping to about 11°C (52°F). 

The waters of the Atlantic Ocean, which bathe the Moroccan coastline, typically have temperatures ranging from 18°C to 21°C (64°F to 70°F). 

November temperatures in central Morocco

The central region, including cities like Marrakech and Fez, experiences slightly cooler temperatures in November. Daytime highs usually hover around 21°C (70°F), while nights can be chilly at around 8°C (46°F). You might need a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings.

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November temperatures in Morocco’s mountains

For those looking to explore the Atlas Mountains, November offers cool and crisp weather. The daytime temperatures in mountainous areas like Ifrane and Midelt average around 15°C (59°F). However, the nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to 0°C (32°F) or even lower. 

November temperatures in southern Morocco

In Morocco's southern regions, such as the Sahara Desert and Ouarzazate, November is still quite comfortable. Daytime temperatures can reach around 24°C (75°F), while nighttime temperatures drop to approximately 10°C (50°F). This mild climate makes the southern region an appealing destination for desert adventures.

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Tangia, mutton dish Marrakechia, Morocco ©

Tangia, a local dish of Morocco © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in November

Rainfall in Morocco during November is relatively low, making it a pleasant time to visit without the inconvenience of heavy showers. Coastal areas experience occasional light rain, while the desert regions remain mostly dry. 

The central region, including Marrakech, might see a bit more rain, but it's still not as much as during the winter months. This means you can enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing without worrying too much about the weather.

For more detail on the weather in Morocco around the year, read up on best time to go to Morocco.

What about the crowd & cost?

November is considered the shoulder season in Morocco. While it's not as busy as the summer months, there will still be tourists. To avoid the largest crowds, try to plan your visit for early November or later in the month.

Travelling to Morocco in November can be more affordable than during the peak summer season. Accommodations and flights may offer better value for money.

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

Marrakesh, Morocco, Jemaa el Fna © Shutterstock

Weather in Morocco in November great for seeing Marrakech © Shutterstock

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Macaque apes family living in cedar woods near Azrou in Morocco © marketa1982/Shutterstock

Macaque Apes, Azrou, Morocco © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Morocco in November

When planning your adventure, you’ll want to consider these essential travel tips for visiting Morocco.

What to pack for Morocco in November?

When packing for a trip to Morocco in November, it's important to consider the mild daytime temperatures and cooler evenings. Pack layers, including sweaters and a light jacket. Don't forget to bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring, as well as modest clothing for cultural sites.

Remember about sunscreen and a hat

Even in November, Morocco can be sunny. It's essential to pack sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun's rays, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors.

Learn some basic phrases

Learning some basic Arabic or French phrases can greatly enhance your travel experience in Morocco. Locals appreciate it when visitors make an effort to communicate in their language.

Have some local currency in cash 

Ensure you have enough local currency (Moroccan Dirhams) on hand, as not all places accept credit cards, especially in more remote areas. ATMs are widely available in major cities. 

Weather in Morocco in November great for historical sites © Shutterstock

What to do in Morocco in November

A November adventure in Morocco promises a vibrant array of activities and events to explore. Here’s our pick of the top things to do in Morocco in November.

Celebrate Morocco Independence Day (Fête de l'Indépendance)

Celebrate Morocco's Independence Day on November 18th, a significant national holiday marked by parades, cultural events, and festivities.

Go sandboarding on the dunes

For an adventurous experience, try sandboarding on the dunes. Morocco's desert landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for this thrilling activity.

Attend International Film Festival of Marrakech 

Don't miss the International Film Festival of Marrakech, a prestigious event that showcases a diverse selection of global films and offers a unique cultural experience.

Relax in hammams

Indulge in the traditional Moroccan spa experience by visiting a hammam. Enjoy a steam bath, exfoliation, and relaxation, which is an essential part of Moroccan culture.

Essaouira beach in Morocco © Shutterstock

Weather in Morocco in November great for exploring dunes © Shutterstock

Walking in Morocco desert © Shutterstock

Walking in Morocco desert © Shutterstock

Planning your November 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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