Essaouira has a moderate climate
with mild winters and warm summers.
The average temperature
varies from 15 - 20 °C ( 59 - 68
Maximum about 28 °C in the summer
and not lower than 13 °C in the winter.
The relative humidity from 81
- 89 % with peak in the summers.
Essaouira is called the "Wind City"
because of its persistent north wind sometimes
violent mostly in the summers and during the days.
Summer is best for wind-
Rainfall between November and
Forecast Weather in Essaouia
The Canary Current is an ocean current which branches
south from the North Atlantic Current and flows toward
the south-west about as far as Senegal where it turns
west. The cool temperature is caused by the upwelling
nutrient-rich water drawn up from below the surface by
Theese North - East trade winds Charki, hit Essaouira
sometimes violent , mostly in the summer and during the
Summer is best for wind- and kitesurfing.
|Name of wind
||Time of year
||Strong North-East Wind
with an average of force 4.
|mars - november
||South West Wind Moderate
||Warm wind, strong wind
||Warm West wind from see
Wind before rain
It is a pure atmosphere and the air
is rich of oxygene and ozon.
to scientists with the EPA, susceptible people can
be adversely affected by ozone levels
as low as 40 nmol/mol. In
the EU, the current target value
for ozone concentrations is 120 µg/m³
which is about 60 nmol/mol.
Afternoon summer mist
at the beach north of Bab Doukkala.
In Morocco several
areas has the last years been struck with
severe drynesses but also by devastating
Drought is a very common
hazard in the region. In Morocco, in
the last 100 years, drought has occurred roughly once
every three years.
Water temperature 14-18° (57-65°F)
(The Atlantic Ocean)
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Winter is best for surfing.
Waves are generally between 0,5 m and 2,5 m high (up to
5 m in winter)
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atmosphérique Domaine Al Bachir
Thanks to the use of
the meteorological model SWAN (Simulating
WAves Nearshore), the waves (height, direction
and period) can be predicted in the coastal areas.
cooperates with l’Organisation Météorologique
Mondiale (OMM) and the Commission
Océanographique Intergouvernementale (COI).
They give meteorological assistance to Mauretania,,Sénégal,
Cap Verde and Congo.
In 1921, Dr.
Bouveret, "chief physician of the hospital
native of Mogador, then a French protectorate, notes:
" The climate of Mogador´s
reputation among Europeans living in Morocco is
more to do. Everyone knows the exceptionally mild
winter temperatures and cool summers so pleasant.
And this climate adviser tonic and invigorating,
"rich in oxygen, ozone sake, with its strong
presence of minerals due to salty air, the patients'
rickets, swollen glands, local tuberculosis and
lung, as at all depressed, overworked, nervous,
convalescents seeking stimulants "
Translated from: http://terremaroc.canalblog.com/archives/essaouira/index.html
"A World Bank
report published in 2009, predicts further significant
changes in weather patterns. By 2050, rainfall in
Morocco may be reduced by 20 per cent, with a 40
per cent drop possible by 2080."
"A mix of climate change
and deforestation (cut down for fuel and building)
means that there is now less water and grazing for
the herders. Just 30 years ago, things were very
different. Much of the lower slopes were forested,
largely with juniper trees. Barbary
sheep (a goat-antelope creature with considerable
horns) roamed the woodlands, as did wolves."
“In the past there were trees, there was rain
and if there was nothing to eat on the ground, the
camels and goats could eat the juniper leaves."
last Berbers on their 4,000-year-old annual migration:
a tradition that is now under threat.
The Independent (External link)