Agadir Weather August Averages, Morocco
What's the weather like in Agadir in August
Agadir remains extremely warm in August. The highest recorded temperature ever for the month during the past 20 years of keeping records was a sizzling 47°C! The average temperature is much more reasonable and hovers around 22°C during much of the day and never dips any lower than 18°C at night. On most days high temperatures reach 26°C and will be above 32°C for on average 3 days a month.
If you hope there will be rain to cool things off at some point if you visit in August it likely won't happen. August is the driest month of the year. The average precipitation for the last 30 years has been 0 mm.
The relative humidity remains about the same as July and varies between morning averages of 72% and evening averages of close to 90%. The dew point too is identical to July's at 17, so you may feel a bit uncomfortable if you decide to do without air conditioning at night.
Average Sunshine Hours
Sun worshippers will be ecstatic with the 12 hours of average daily sunshine. Anyone who loves the outdoors will not be disappointed. Days and nights are almost evenly split with the sun rising each morning around 7AM.
Cloudy skies are not an issue at all and on average more than 50% of the days are cloudless and the sun shines brightly for at least 71% of the daylight hours.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature is a very warm 21°C (that's about 70°F) so you can spend long, lazy days on Agadir Beach and take a dip in the sea to cool off. Stay in the shade though as much as possible as August continues to experience very high Ultra Violet (UV) radiation levels. At 10, the level is on average less than July but still considered very high. A broad brimmed hat, lots of sunscreen and frequent "shade breaks" while working on your tan is a must.
Light breezes, mainly from the ocean, can barely be felt. The highest ever-recorded gusts were 25mph but generally at most the wind blows at a pleasant 6mph.
Agadir Hotels in August
August crowds won't go away but fortunately there are plenty of overnight accommodations around the area. The Roof House hostel has great views, easy beach access and is very affordable. It caters to families, couples or singles.
If you want space, try the fully equipped apartments at the Founty Beach just blocks from the beach in the downtown area. Another spacious rental place is the Suite Hotel Tilila. Studios with kitchenettes and only blocks from the beach make this another attractive option.
Agadir Beach for August
Get to the beach early in August if you want to find a spot for your towel. The main Agadir beach by the harbour is one of the most crowded spots. Strolling along the main promenade nearby gives you a panoramic view of the entire port.
Want your own private beach? There are several choices. One of the best but a bit on the pricey side can be found at the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa. This Sofitel property provides guest-only access to its beach right off the harbor and downtown tourist areas.
A more family oriented private beach is the resort-owned Sunset Beach. Less crowded than the public beaches along the promenade, families and single women might enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere without all the hustle and bustle of the public beach areas.
Bars and Restaurants
The best places to eat are near to the beach, around the Uniprix and the New Talbourjt. The food quality and pricing varies widely, however there is a wide range of food on offer.
The Restaurant Daffy, two blocks from the beach, has good local food at budget prices. One of many places where you can drink coffee and enjoy the view is the Coffee Shop Company by the marina. Among the places offering quick snacks includes the Snack Grill Le Sesame a couple blocks inland from the harbour.
Fine dining can be had at Al Fanous in the Casino Atlantic. The cigar bar has a great selection of Cuban and other fine tobacco imports.
Things to do in Agadir in August
The local souks (markets) are in a large square behind the Uniprix and you can haggle with the traders there for a good price on a range of items. First class boutiques by the port are some of the latest shopping attractions but there are plenty of local stalls where you can buy handmade knick-knacks cheap after a bit of bargaining.
The port of Agadir is busy and full of local colour. Be sure to try one of the many fish restaurants that blanket the area. The Old Port Restaurant is a bit hard to find and off the beaten track but as one of the oldest and most popular fish restaurants in the city and worth the effort.
If you want to catch your own fish, then the Fishing Agadir might a good place to book a fishing excursion for the day. There are also plenty of private local boats that will take you out on the Atlantic for a day but beware most crews including the captain speak only French and you need to fix the price before you set sail.
If you want to gamble, try Shem's Casino or Casino La Mirage. Both are located in the town of Agadir.
Don't leave Morocco without at least having someone point out to you the special trees from which Thuya wood is harvested. Famous since ancient times, the aroma is very distinct. The trees only grow in the nearby Atlas Mountains. The souvenir shops in town have many different wooden trinkets made from these trees.
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