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The Climate in Morocco

The climate in Morocco varies according to the area and the altitude. The country has a variety of climates which can be simplified as mountain, coastal and interior. Temperatures can fall down to below 0°C in the Atlas Mountains, at high altitudes snowfalls are heavy and the peaks stay snowcapped well during the summer. In coastal areas, where the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts lies, enjoy a mild climate with hot summers cooled down by the breezes coming from the sea and the ocean. On the other hand, the weather becomes more extreme in the interior with very hot summers and cold winters. The Moroccan Sahara have winters that are dry and bitterly cold because of the cold breeze coming off the Atlantic coast, while summers are extremely hot, even though the heat can be eased by the breeze. Weather varies greatly from region to region, allowing the visitors to experience snow in the mountain and the heat of the desert in the same day.

Most travelers find the early summer months to be the most comfortable time to visit, as rain is not an issue and temperatures are warm during the day and pleasantly cool at night. April to September is the best period for trekking and other activities in the mountain regions. Tourists looking for beaches and water sports will find that the north and north-west coasts are superb in summer while south from Agadir is perfect for a beach holiday anytime with warm winters and not too hot summers thanks to the cooling sea breezes.


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