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Morocco weather in January

Planning a journey to Morocco this January and curious over the weather conditions to await? Your essential details are found on this page, answering your query:

What is the weather like in Morocco in January?

The weather in Morocco in January can be quite varied, with temperatures that range from cold to warm and precipitation levels ranging from almost none to high. During January, winter is in full swing.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from cold in Agoudal at 8°C to warm in Laayoune at 23°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 12°C in Laayoune and -4°C in Agoudal. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. However, even though January is the coolest month, you can still find places in Morocco with moderate temperatures, ensuring a pleasant experience throughout the year.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Mhamid el Rhozlane with an average of 3 mm to high rainfall in Chefchaouene with 106 mm. The city Marrakesh usually sees around 221 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

For specific regional insights in Morocco for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Morocco climate page.

Where to go in Morocco in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Morocco on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Morocco?

Marrakesh

In January Marrakesh generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Marrakesh
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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20°C 
6°C 
221 hours 
31 mm 
5 days 
19°C 
5°C 
221 hours 
39 mm 
6 days 
20°C 
6°C 
209 hours 
41 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Marrakesh

Fez

In January Fez generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Fez
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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18°C 
7°C 
201 hours 
59 mm 
9 days 
17°C 
6°C 
211 hours 
58 mm 
9 days 
19°C 
7°C 
203 hours 
64 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Fez

Essaouira

In January Essaouira generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Essaouira
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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20°C 
13°C 
199 hours 
54 mm 
7 days 
19°C 
12°C 
207 hours 
42 mm 
7 days 
19°C 
12°C 
203 hours 
45 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Essaouira

Merzouga

In January Merzouga generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Merzouga
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20°C 
7°C 
5.1 mm 
2 days 
19°C 
6°C 
5.6 mm 
2 days 
21°C 
8°C 
8.3 mm 
2 days 
Climate in Merzouga

Agadir

In January Agadir generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Agadir
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21°C 
13°C 
229 hours 
48 mm 
5 days 
20°C 
12°C 
231 hours 
31 mm 
5 days 
21°C 
13°C 
224 hours 
44 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Agadir

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Is January the best time to visit Morocco?

Given the typically pleasant weather conditions in Marrakesh, January might be a good time to visit Morocco. It's worth noting that weather conditions might differ depending on the location you visit.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December offering mostly perfect weather in Marrakesh. On the other hand, the weather in July tends to be unpleasant.

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