Morocco Weather in September 2024: Travel Tips for First-Timers

By Margaux | Updated May. 15, 2023

Morocco in September is dry and warm/hot — it's a great month to visit beaches and go sightseeing. Our information below includes weather details for different cities with temperatures, rainfall, humidity, as well as other travel advice, which place to go to, travel tips, festivals, and what to wear.

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1. Morocco Weather in September : Overview


  • Temperature range: 18–29°C (64–84°F)
  • Rainfall: 2 cm (1 inches)
  • Rainy days: 4
  • Sunshine hours/day: 9
  • Ocean temperature: 18°C (64°F)
  • Humidity: 34–83% (comfortable in the desert to much more humid on the coast)

September is a great time of year to visit Morocco, because it sees a slight drop in temperatures when compared to the hotter months of July and August. Weather-wise, you can expect temperatures to be warm to comfortable throughout the country, with a slight peak in the middle of the day, with approximately 9 hours of sunshine daily.

With regards to humidity and rainfall, humidity levels are higher on the coast (oppressive), and comfortable in the desert, with only a small chance of rain in the coastal cities.

September Climate Comparison (Averages) for Morocco's Top Tourism Areas

City/Area High (ºC) Low (ºC) Rain (cm)
Casablanca/Rabat (largest cities, travel hubs) 26 19 1
Fez/Meknes (historical hubs) 30 15 2
Chefchaouen (Blue City, north Morocco) 28 16 3
Marrakesh (southern imperial city) 33 19 1
Essaouira/Agadir/Taghazout (windy beaches) 23 17 1
Mergouza (desert experiences) 34 21 1
Ait Benhaddou, MoroccoAit Benhaddou, Morocco

2. The Best Places to Visit in Morocco in September

For those visiting Morocco in September, almost all of the country comes recommended. Regardless of the weather, you should set aside some time to visit Morocco's main tourist destination, Marrakesh. While September does get a little warm there at a high of 33°C (91°F), it is worth the visit.

September is also a great time of year to visit the seaside, with ocean temperatures still high from the summer's sun, and high humidity levels creating balmy summer evenings by the sea. While the coastline does tend to see some drops in temperatures in the evenings, September is still a great time for a beach holiday too.

For more information about the specific places we recommend visiting in Morocco in September, read on.

1) Explore Morocco's Gem: Marrakesh

Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, Marrakesh, MoroccoJemaa el-Fnaa Square, Marrakesh, Morocco

A visit to Morocco is not complete without a stop off in Marrakesh, a city well-known for the winding alleys of the markets (known as souks) and the red homes that make up the old town (known as the medina). You'll be able to find some of the Top 12 Foods to Try in Morocco while you explore Marrakesh.

We recommend starting your September trip to Morocco in Marrakesh, visiting its historical sights and exploring the shops to get some souvenirs to take home. Must-sees include the El Badi Palace, the Majorelle Gardens, and the Manara Gardens, from which you can enjoy a great view of the Atlas Mountains.

For more sights to see in Marrakesh, check out the Top 11 Things to Do in Marrakesh.

2) Go Windsurfing on Essaouira's Beaches

Beach in Essaouira, MoroccoBeach in Essaouira, Morocco

Located along the beautiful Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a great beach stop for an active September holiday. Its coastlines are windy, making for the perfect spot for either kitesurfing, windsurfing, or surfing.

Given that September's temperatures are still high enough for a beach holiday, we also recommend coming out to Essaouira for a swim even if you're not an adrenaline junkie. After your activities, Essaouira's streets are packed full of artisan shops that make a great browse, and the old town is also worth a visit.

For more information about other beaches we recommend visiting in Morocco, read Where to Enjoy a Beach in Morocco: Top 10 Beaches.

3) Get Camera Happy in the Blue City of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, MoroccoChefchaouen, Morocco

The blue picturesque town of Chefchaouen has undoubtedly come up during your research of traveling to Morocco, and for good reason. It is a beautiful town with blue-washed buildings, with plenty of interesting sights to see along the way.

While some believe that the buildings are blue to keep the houses cool, there are other theories to learn about at the Chefchaouen Ethnographic Museum, too. And for those looking for nature, there are some great nearby hikes in the Rif Mountains to enjoy. See more on Top 7 Things to See and Do in Chefchaouen.

Chefchaouen combines well with Tangier and Fez, for example in this tour:

4) Learn about Moroccan Independence in Rabat

Rabat, MoroccoRabat, Morocco

Rabat is Morocco's capital, and is also home to the most important museum in the country, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, named after the Sultan of Morocco up until 1957, a key figure in the Moroccan independence movement. This is where Hassan II, the King of Morocco up until his death in 1999, is also buried.

September is a great time of year to visit Rabat, as temperatures are a little lower there than Marrakesh and Fez during this time. Due to its proximity to Casablanca, the two are well visited together. To learn more:

Or to see what visiting Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez could look like, see our 5-day itinerary here:

3. Morocco Festivals in September: Milad un Nabi

Rabat mosque, MoroccoRabat mosque, Morocco

For those visiting Marrakesh in September, Milad un Nabi is celebrated in Morocco. Milad un Nabi falls between the evening of September 15 and 16 in 2024, and the evening of September 4 to 5 in 2025. The festival is the Islamic observation of Muhammad's birthday, the founder of Islam.

At this time of year, families make traditional cakes and cookies to share between family members and friends, and adults visit the mosque for prayer. As a result, if you're looking to visit Morocco's mosques, you'll find they're very busy and closed to the visiting public during prayer times.

On top of this, you might find that there are more people out and about as it is a public holiday, with Moroccan people traveling to see their family and friends throughout the country. This might make domestic travel busier too, and can increase prices. On the other hand, this is a very important celebration in Morocco and it is an interesting time to visit.

4. Start of the High Season: Average Crowds and Average Cost

Bivouac in Zagora Desert, MoroccoBivouac in Zagora Desert, Morocco

With September being the start of the autumn high season (Morocco's high seasons are from March to May as well as September and October), as the temperatures start to drop following summer's end, you can expect higher crowds at the end of the month, but average crowds closer to the beginning of the month.

Those looking to visit in September should bear in mind that costs for transportation and accommodation will be higher towards the end of September and through to October.

5. What to Wear in September

Tangier, MoroccoTangier, Morocco

September is still relatively warm throughout Morocco, so we recommend wearing light-colored clothing made out of natural fabrics for breathability. The days are mostly sunny, so it is also good to come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or cap. This is especially the case if you are looking to head to the beach.

Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country, and while you are sightseeing it is expected that you'll cover up your shoulders as well as your knees for women. Long trousers or skirts are a good idea, as well as a shirt or t-shirt. If you are looking to visit a mosque, we recommend bringing a scarf or shawl to cover your head.

For those visiting the cities along the coast, we do recommend bringing an additional layer just in case you are going to be out later in the evening when the temperature drops. The same goes for those visiting the desert; while the days are hot and sunny, the temperature does drop once the sun goes down.

As with any vacation, we recommend bringing supportive footwear for those days where you're putting in a lot of steps.

Monthly Weather in Morocco

Recommended Tours for Morocco in September

September is a great time of the year to visit Morocco, with almost any itinerary being suitable for visitors. To give you some inspiration, we've listed a handful of Global Highlights' most popular tours to Morocco, apart from the ones already mentioned above.

Of course, we can always tailor a tour for you if you can't find exactly what you are looking for. Our experts have the on-the-ground knowledge to put together your ideal vacation in Morocco in September, just let us know what your requirements and needs are, and we can put together some suggestions for you. Contact us to begin a tour inquiry.

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