Casablanca Weather December Averages, Morocco
What's the Weather like in Casablanca in December
Though December heralds the start of winter in Casablanca, the mild Mediterranean climate ensures the weather is still beautiful.
Minimum average temperatures never usually fall below 10°C, even in the dead of night. Which means a white Christmas is certainly not on the cards.
Even the chances of having a frost in Casablanca during December is very slim. And with record highs of 30°C recorded in December 1985, the warmth of the season is more likely to come from the sun than a roaring log fire.
Average Sea Temperature
Generally average daily highs of 18°C are common in this Moroccan city. And with sea temperatures still averaging a very enticing 19°C, it is easy to see why so many people still head to the beach at this time of the year.
December does usually experience the most days of rain in any given month in the region, with 11 days seeing some sort of rain fall. But with only 50mm of rain usually experienced across the entire period, it is likely that most rain will fall in the form of just a short drizzle rather than anything heavier.
At the same time, average temperatures across the whole season remain a very pleasant 14°C offering the ideal safe haven away from the poor weather that most of us would experience back home.
Average Sunshine Hours
As with all winter months in Casablanca, the number of daily sunshine hours is relatively short, with only three hours of sunshine forecast for the average day. However this is still on par with the level of sun received in the UK at this time, yet the supporting conditions are so much more pleasant.
December in Casablanca is a time for warm, mild weather which is usually dry in the day, and then cooler nights. And with such a pleasing climate, there is still plenty of time to enjoy everything that this part of Morocco has to offer.
Casablanca Hotels in December
Art Palace & Spa
Tucked down a little side street in the centre of the city, the Art Palace & Spa is an oasis in the middle of all the activity in Morocco. When you are inside the hotel none of the surrounding noise can be heard, instead you can enjoy spacious, relaxing surroundings that are supremely comfortable. The staff are happy to cater for your every need and really pay attention to the little details that make this accommodation so special. In the room, the mini bar is fully stocked, while the spa offers a range of therapies for those that want to relax. Enjoy the delicious flavours that come from the hotel restaurant or walk to one of the many local hostelries that are still open, even in December. It's the perfect place for a winter break and a great way to take some time out.
For those looking for a good deal on accommodation in December, make sure you book your room at Jnane Sherazade direct. That way you can make the most of your trip to Casablanca and from your budget. This boutique hotel is removed from the centre of town offering a more peaceful location. But with its delicate little touches in the shared spaces and in the rooms, it is still a nice place to stay. Opt for a room with a balcony to achieve the best views and take advantage of the onsite restaurant for an authentic breakfast every day. For those looking for low cost accommodation and plenty of opportunity to explore, the Jnane Sherazade might be just what you are looking for.
Ibis Casa Sidi Maarouf
The Ibis Casa Sidi Maarouf offers clean rooms, comfortable beds, great service and all situated within a very convenient location. The airport, shopping centre and key sights are all within close proximity. And there is even a nearby highway to ensure you can get around. Breakfast can be quite basic but it is well cooked and very tasty. While the service in this hotel makes it a really nice place to stay. With very good offers available for those that wish to stay in December, for business or pleasure, it is definitely worth giving Ibis Casa Sidi Maarouf a try.
Bars and Restaurants
Complexe le Village
Take a trip to Complexe le Village and get ready to have some fun. Because every night is party night at this popular hot spot. With retro discotheque style décor and located right in the centre of La Corniche, this is a place where people come from all walks of life to let their hair down and enjoy themselves. Though some of Morocco is still confined by tradition, at Complexe le Village you can let it all hang out and enjoy all the effects when you do.
For a more traditional way to enjoy Moroccan hospitality book a table at Zayna Restaurant. You will be greeted as if you were one of the family at this beautiful Moroccan restaurant, and treated the same throughout your stay. When you sample the food, the intensity of the flavours and the freshness of the ingredients make you wonder why you ever eat anywhere else. Portions are generous and prices are good. And with different speciality dishes available almost every day, you won't be able to wait until you can come back again.
Head down to Boulevard Moulay Youssef and you will find one of the best burgers that Casablanca has to offer. At Bistrot Burger it's almost as if you've time warped into a 60s burger joint in a mid-American state. Only now the service is better, the flavours are deeper and the service is strictly Moroccan. Along with the burgers, the salads are generous, the fries are delicious and the range of deserts could make your eyes water. Prices may be a little higher than the traditional burger joint, but when the food is this good, it is worth every Dirham you spend.
Things to do in Casablanca in December
Notre Dame de Lourdes
When you first discover the Notre Dame de Lourdes, many people wonder why it is so popular. From the outside this Catholic Church is really nothing out of the ordinary. But as soon as you step inside and see the December sun pouring through the stained glass windows, the beauty of the architecture becomes instantly apparent. The colours used and the techniques applied to create these visions are something that craftsman of today would be proud to accomplish. But when they come steeped in history, you will be glad you took the time to visit. With a small grotto out the front, which is also worth a visit, the Notre Dame de Lourdes has a beauty even its namesake would be proud to boast.
For a more fast and furious way to see the neighbouring area, take a 4x4 trip with Merzouga 4x4 to your favourite Moroccan destination. Whether you choose to explore Casablanca, or go further afield, your driver will take you over rugged and challenging terrain to create the best tour for you. Take a sunset tour into the sand dunes or journey down to Fez. Your friendly but amenable hosts will ensure everything has been planned to make sure you get to see everything you want.