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Essaouira, Mogador, subtropical climate, Tangier, mountain peaks

Along the Mediterranean, Morocco has a subtropical climate, tempered by oceanic influences that give the coastal cities moderate temperatures. At Essaouira (Mogador), for example, temperatures average 16.4C (61.5F) in January and 22.5C (72.5F) in August. Toward the interior, winters are colder and summers warmer. Thus, in Fes the mean temperature is 10C (50F) in January and 26.9C (80.5F) in August. At high altitudes temperatures of less than -17.8C (0F) are not uncommon, and mountain peaks are covered with snow during most of the year. Rain falls mainly during the winter months. Precipitation is heaviest in the northwest and lightest in the east and south. The average annual precipitation is about 955 mm (about 37.5 in) in Tangier, 430 mm (17 in) in Casablanca, 280 mm (11 in) in Essaouira, and less than 102 mm (4 in) in the Sahara.



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