Agadir, Morocco Weather and Climate
Agadir is an emerging tourist region in the south of Morocco. The old port city lies directly on the Atlantic and has a long sandy beach, on whose promenade several high-class hotels have been settled in recent years.
The city, which was once founded by Portuguese sailors, is now home to around 600,000 inhabitants, although tourists in particular do not perceive the well-distributed area of Agadir as a large city in the classic sense. In addition to tourism, the main sources of income are mining and fishing in particular.
With its extremely mild climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year, Agadir is also enjoying increasing popularity among German holidaymakers. The region is considered safe and politically stable.
In the main season, several tour operators operate full charters to Agadir. Flights can also be booked individually with airlines such as Condor and SunExpress. The flight time from Frankfurt is around 4 hours.
Climate in Agadir
Agadir has a dry, mild and very balanced climate all year round. The winter is comparatively warm with daily values of 18 degrees, at night the thermometer rarely drops below 8 degrees. The steady winds from the Atlantic ensure that Agadir does not feel too hot even in midsummer.
Rain rarely falls in Agadir, in summer there is usually no precipitation at all. The wettest travel time is between November and the end of February, when the temperatures are not very suitable for a beach holiday anyway.
From the end of May, the bathing season begins around Agadir when the water temperature slowly climbs towards 20 ° C and values of up to 25 degrees are reached during the day. The high season is in the summer months of July, August and September, the three warmest months in the region.
When to go to Agadir
The best travel time for Agadir begins with the rising temperatures in May and ends with the slowly rising humidity towards the end of October. Basically, we can easily call Agadir a year-round destination, as it can also be wonderfully combined with other cities in Morocco.
Nevertheless, you should be aware that in the off-season swimming in the Atlantic can be very cool with 16 to 17 degrees.
The main season from late June to early October is therefore particularly suitable for a beach holiday. Our tip are the transition times immediately before and after the summer holidays, as the weather offers the best conditions, but the prices are still comparatively cheap.
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine
|Daytime temperature||17 ° C||18 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||23 ° C||25 ° C||26 ° C||25 ° C||23 ° C||20 ° C||18 ° C|
|Night temperature||8 ° C||9 ° C||10 ° C||12 ° C||14 ° C||17 ° C||19 ° C||20 ° C||18 ° C||15 ° C||12 ° C||9 ° C|
|Water temperature||16 ° C||16 ° C||16 ° C||17 ° C||19 ° C||19 ° C||21 ° C||22 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||19 ° C||17 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||62||59||51||40||19||6||1||0||5||31||74||78|
|Hours of sunshine||6||7||8||9||10||10||10||10||9||8||6||6|
The annual average temperature is 17.4 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (22.7 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 12.8 ° C. The maximum water temperature is 22 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All but January, February and March have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of July, August, September and October have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 426 mm on 53 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. Snowfall is generally not expected in any month.
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines 8 hours a day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Aït Melloul, Inezgane and Dcheira El Jihadia.
Highlights and attractions
Agadir itself is not particularly rich in sights and attractions, but the city has one or two surprises to offer. The jewel is undoubtedly the long, modern promenade on the beautiful sandy beach.
A few kilometers further is Taghazout Beach, another pearl that is not only very popular with surfers. The large souk El Had d’Agadir and the Médina d’Agadir are worth a visit, as is the town’s old fishing port. From the ruins of Oufella you have the best view of Agadir and can get a great overview.
Popular excursion destinations are the picturesque Paradise Valley, which looks like a mirage in the middle of the rather barren inland, and the port city of Essaouira (around 2.5 hours drive), which is not without reason called one of the most beautiful places in all of Africa.
Agadir weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 18 ° C and 21 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Agadir, it gets warmest in May, but March is a little cooler.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 16-19 ° C.
You can expect precipitation for about 7 days in March, about 5 days in April and about 4 days in May.
In the period from March to May the sun shines on average between 8 and 10 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Agadir, with less sun you will have to get by in March.