Weather Averages for Marrakesh in May
Averages for Marrakesh in MayMay sees the tourist season really kick off in Marrakesh. The city gets busier and the weather becomes much warmer.
The average daily temperature gets up to a very warm 28°C (that's about 82°F) and only falls to around 14°C (about 57°F) at night.
The average sunshine is still 9 hours a day and the average rainfall is much lower than previous months, with 24mm over 4 days.
Due to the high temperatures and long hours of sunshine, it is advisable that you wear sunscreen with a high SPF to avoid burning.
You should seek shelter during the hottest parts of the day, and you can check the local weather report to find out when this is.
May 3rd is a huge religious festival in the Muslim city of Marrakesh, as it is Aïd el Mouloud - the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.
People flock to Mosques across the city and is generally a day of celebration.
Moroccans are famous for their excellent cuisine and there are many places to eat across the city.
Local food tends to be a mix between Arabic and French and is often extremely spicy! A wide variety of meat and fish accompany most meals, although being a largely Muslim population pork generally is not on offer.
You can get excellent food at souks (markets) at very competitive prices, and everything is there to be haggled for!
Djemma El Fna Square is the biggest market in the city with the biggest array of food on offer.
Tagine avec Legumes is best for vegetarian meals and Medina and Ville Nouvelle is for a more high end dining experience.