Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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The climate

Essaouira has a moderate climate
with mild winters and warm summers.

The average temperature varies from 15 - 20 °C ( 59 - 68 °F).
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- and kitesurfing.

Rainfall between November and March.

Forecast Weather in Essaouia



The Canary Current

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 the current.

Theese North - East trade winds Charki, hit Essaouira sometimes violent , mostly in the summer and during the days.
Summer is best for wind- and kitesurfing.


Name of wind Charachteristics Time of year
Charki Strong North-East Wind
with an average of force 4.
mars - november
Gharbi South West Wind Moderate
before rain
Kabli Warm wind, strong wind
from Sahara
Tcherche Warm West wind from see rare




Wind before rain

Wind before rain



It is a pure atmosphere and the air is rich of oxygene and ozon.


Essaouira 2011-08-06

According 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.


Mist at the beach from Bab north  Doukkala

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 floods

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)

More in Surf in Essaouira

Double rainbow over Essaouira west horizon



Modèle atmosphérique Domaine Al Bachir

Modèle 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.

Maroc Météo 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:


"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."
Source: Morocco's last Berbers on their 4,000-year-old annual migration: a tradition that is now under threat.
The Independent (External link)