Morocco weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in Morocco. Is this month a good time to go to Morocco? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Morocco in January?

The weather conditions in Morocco in January vary from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination. It is a winter month.

During January in Morocco, the average maximum temperature varies from moderate in Midelt with 12°C (54°F) to pleasant in Agadir with 21°C (70°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 8°C (46°F) in Agadir and 1°C (33°F) in Midelt. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year in Morocco.

Precipitation in January varies from almost no in Dakhla with an average of 3mm (0.1inch) of rainfall to high in Tétouan with 122mm (4.8inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 221 hours of sunshine in Marrakesh during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around Morocco.

Where to go in Morocco in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Morocco on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Morocco

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

Average weather in Marrakesh

In January Marrakesh generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (42°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Marrakesh
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
19°C / 65°F 
6°C / 44°F 
221 hours 
31mm / 1.2inch 
6 days 
18°C / 65°F 
6°C / 42°F 
221 hours 
32mm / 1.3inch 
7 days 
20°C / 68°F 
7°C / 45°F 
209 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
Climate in Marrakesh

Average weather in Fez

In January Fez generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C (60°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Fez
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 62°F 
5°C / 41°F 
201 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
12 days 
16°C / 60°F 
3°C / 38°F 
211 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
12 days 
17°C / 63°F 
5°C / 40°F 
203 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
13 days 
Climate in Fez

Average weather in Essaouira

In January Essaouira generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (53°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Essaouira
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
13°C / 55°F 
199 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
6 days 
19°C / 65°F 
11°C / 53°F 
207 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
5 days 
19°C / 66°F 
12°C / 54°F 
203 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
5 days 
Climate in Essaouira

Average weather in Merzouga

In January Merzouga generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C (61°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (37°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Merzouga
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
16°C / 61°F 
4°C / 39°F 
240 hours 
9mm / 0.4inch 
4 days 
16°C / 61°F 
3°C / 37°F 
245 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
3 days 
19°C / 66°F 
6°C / 43°F 
249 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
2 days 
Climate in Merzouga

Average weather in Agadir

In January Agadir generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Agadir
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
22°C / 71°F 
10°C / 50°F 
229 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
7 days 
21°C / 70°F 
8°C / 46°F 
231 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
5 days 
22°C / 71°F 
10°C / 50°F 
224 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
4 days 
Climate in Agadir

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Morocco.

Is January the best time to go to Morocco?

In our opinion January is a good time to visit Morocco with commonly pleasant weather in Marrakesh. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Morocco is in February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November with generally perfect weather in Marrakesh. The worst months are July and August that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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