Morocco weather in September

As the summer heat gradually yields to the gentle embrace of autumn, September unfolds as a captivating time to explore the diverse landscapes of Morocco. September gracefully bridges the high and low seasons, forming the shoulder season for this iconic travel destination. Here is our guide to the weather in Morocco in September.

Is September a good time to visit Morocco?

September marks the gentle transition from summer to fall, maintaining a warm and inviting atmosphere. September lies in Morocco’s shoulder season, and with the summer crowds waning, it's an opportune moment to explore Morocco's treasures, from the historic sites to the natural wonders. 

Overall, September can be a favourable time to visit Morocco for many travellers. The weather remains pleasant, allowing for a seamless blend of outdoor adventures and cultural exploration.

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The weather in Morocco in September is great for discovering Tangier © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Morocco in September

In September, Morocco experiences warm temperatures, with average air temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C, while sea temperatures along the coast generally range between 20°C and 23°C.

September temperatures in northern Morocco

Northern Morocco (cities like Tangier and Tetouan) typically sees September temperatures ranging from 18°C to 28°C, with mild variations along the coast and slightly cooler temperatures inland.

September temperatures in central Morocco

Central Morocco (cities like Rabat and Casablanca) experiences September temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C, with variations in elevation influencing the overall climate, and coastal areas being milder than inland regions.

September temperatures in Morocco’s mountains

: In Morocco's mountainous regions (such as the Atlas Mountains), September temperatures vary based on altitude, with lower elevations ranging from 15°C to 25°C, and higher elevations experiencing cooler temperatures between 10°C and 20°C.

September temperatures in southern Morocco

Southern Morocco (cities like Marrakech and Ouarzazate) generally have warmer September temperatures, ranging from 25°C to 35°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.

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

The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II, Casablanca © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in September

As September unfolds, Morocco experiences a gradual transition from summer to fall, and the average rainfall remains relatively low. While coastal regions may encounter a slight increase in precipitation, it is generally a dry month. 

September provides a pleasant climate for exploring Morocco's diverse landscapes, with cooler temperatures making it an ideal time for trekking in the Atlas Mountains or strolling through historic medinas.

What about the crowd & cost?

In September, Morocco begins its transition from summer to fall, resulting in a gradual decrease in tourist numbers. While some popular destinations may still see moderate crowds, overall, September offers a more relaxed environment compared to the peak summer months. 

Accommodation and activity costs tend to be more favourable, making it an appealing time for budget-conscious travellers seeking a balance between pleasant weather and reasonable expenses.

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Rose festival in Kelaa Mgouna © gary jim/Shutterstock

Roses are grown in Morocco © gary Jim/Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Morocco in September

To ensure your trip is both enjoyable and comfortable, consider these essential tips for navigating Morocco in September.

What to pack for Morocco in September?

September in Morocco marks a transition from summer to fall, requiring a versatile packing approach. While the weather remains warm, it's advisable to include both lightweight clothing for daytime excursions and a few layers for cooler evenings. 

A light jacket or sweater can be handy for the changing temperatures. Don't forget to pack sunscreen and a hat for continued sun protection.

Comfortable footwear

Prioritize comfort with suitable footwear for your Moroccan adventure. Whether exploring bustling markets or wandering through historical sites, comfortable shoes ensure an enjoyable and pain-free experience. Choose footwear that accommodates diverse terrains while providing support for extended periods of exploration.

Cultural etiquette

Respect local customs and enhance your cultural experience by familiarizing yourself with Moroccan etiquette. Simple gestures, greetings, and an understanding of customary practices can go a long way in fostering positive interactions. 

Demonstrating cultural sensitivity not only enriches your journey but also reflects your appreciation for the warmth and hospitality of the Moroccan people.

Get even more useful information for your trip with our Morocco travel tips.

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

The weather in Morocco in June is great for beaches © Shutterstock

What to do in Morocco in September 

As September paints Morocco with warm hues, dive into a world of cultural extravaganzas and outdoor adventures. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Morocco in September.

Timitar Festival

Celebrate the soulful rhythms and melodies of Morocco at the Timitar Festival in September. Immerse yourself in a diverse showcase of music genres, featuring both local and international artists. This cultural fiesta in Agadir is a rhythmic journey you won't want to miss.

Festival of Dates

Embark on a sensory journey at the Festival of Dates, where the sweet offerings of Morocco take centre stage. September marks the perfect time to indulge in the delectable date varieties, experiencing the rich flavours and cultural significance that surround this iconic fruit.

Horseback riding in the countryside

Saddle up for an equestrian adventure through Morocco's picturesque countryside. September's mild weather provides an ideal setting for exploring the landscapes on horseback. Traverse rolling hills, ancient trails, and charming villages, and connect with the essence of rural Morocco.

Things not to miss: Cliff side hangs over road on the Tizi n'Test Pass through Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

The cliff side hangs over the road on the Tizi n'Test Pass through Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Shop for rugs and carpets

Step into the vibrant souks and markets of Morocco to discover the artistry of traditional rug and carpet weaving. September offers a pleasant shopping experience as you navigate through a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. Find the perfect piece to bring a touch of Moroccan warmth to your home.

Explore the High Atlas villages

Escape to the serenity of the High Atlas villages in September. The cooler temperatures make it an excellent time to hike through the mountainous terrain and immerse yourself in the unique Berber culture. Discover ancient traditions, breathtaking vistas, and the hospitality of the mountain communities.

Hammam and spa retreats

Indulge in relaxation at Morocco's renowned hammams and spa retreats. September invites you to unwind in the soothing ambience of these traditional bathhouses. Let go of stress with invigorating spa treatments, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated to continue your Moroccan journey.

Planning your September Morocco trip

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.

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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