What’s the weather like in Marrakech in February?
Located in the north of Morocco close to the Sahara Desert, Marrakech enjoys warm weather all year round. The city doesn’t get much rain throughout the year, but February’s one of the wettest months; you’ll still have plenty of warm and sunny weather though.
The Sahara Desert and Atlas Mountains give Marrakech its hot weather but also its rain, as the city sits in the foothills of the mountains. Rain’s trapped by the mountains, stopping Marrakech being a true desert city. The odd shower can be quite welcome, and makes Marrakech’s weather similar to Mediterranean destinations.
The average high temperature in Marrakech during February is 21ºC, so it’s nice and warm in the day but you’ll need to bring some warmer clothes for the evening as things get quite chilly. Humidity’s low, while normal rainfall’s 35mm over six rainy days. You can expect 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be moderate, while sunset’s just after 6pm at the start of the month and gradually gets later.
Things to Do
The weather’s ideal for exploring Marrakech’s exciting culture in February. Check out the medina’s countless souks, and stay into the evenings as the night markets take hold; don’t forget to wrap up warm though. Try the tasty street food at main square Jemaa el Fna, and watch the acrobats and snake charmers strut their stuff. Get out of the city and spend some time in the Atlas Mountains, at the Ouzoud waterfalls, or in the Sahara Desert. You can even stay overnight at Erg Chebbi or Erg Chegaga.