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Average Weather in Had Kourt Morocco

In Had Kourt, the summers are short, hot, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 97°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 107°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Had Kourt for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 20 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 97°F and low of 69°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 20 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 44°F and high of 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Had KourtJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcomfortablehotcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmsweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Valencia, California, United States (5,997 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Had Kourt (view comparison).

Clouds

In Had Kourt, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Had Kourt begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 7. On July 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 7 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 5. On October 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Had KourtclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1694%Jul 1694%Oct 3156%Oct 3156%Jun 575%Jun 575%Sep 776%Sep 776%clearmostly cloudyovercastmostly clearpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Had Kourt varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from October 2 to May 17, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on November 24.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from May 17 to October 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 16.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 28% on November 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Had KourtwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 2428%Nov 2428%Jul 161%Jul 161%Oct 214%Oct 214%May 1714%May 1714%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Had Kourt experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from September 13 to May 31, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 31 to September 13. The least rain falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Had Kourt varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Had KourtJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 29 minJun 2114 hr, 29 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 50 minDec 219 hr, 50 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 30 minutes later at 7:39 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:12 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 28 minutes later at 8:39 PM on July 2.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Had Kourt during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 1.8 months, and ending in the fall on May 21.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Had KourtJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:09 AMJun 135:09 AM8:39 PMJul 28:39 PMJul 2Dec 55:12 PMDec 55:12 PM7:39 AMOct 287:39 AMOct 28Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTMay 21DSTMay 21daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Had Kourt experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 26 to October 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 17, with muggy conditions 17% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Had KourtmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 280%Jan 280%Aug 1717%Aug 1717%Jun 264%Jun 264%Oct 64%Oct 64%humidhumiddrydrymuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Had Kourt experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from February 18 to August 23, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from August 23 to February 18. The calmest day of the year is October 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Had Kourt varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 1.7 weeks, from February 10 to February 22 and for 7.4 months, from March 20 to November 1, with a peak percentage of 58% on August 6. The wind is most often from the east for 3.7 weeks, from February 22 to March 20 and for 3.3 months, from November 1 to February 10, with a peak percentage of 34% on March 9.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Had KourtEWEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestnorthsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Had Kourt is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from July 2 to October 8, with an average temperature above 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 72°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 28 to April 24, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 61°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Had Kourt throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Had Kourt for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late June and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the last week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Had Kourtbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.37.34.04.07.07.05.55.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Had Kourt for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Had Kourtbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.28.20.20.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Had Kourt over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 15, with a 60% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Had Kourtgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Feb 2490%Feb 2490%Dec 1790%Dec 1760%Jan 1560%Jan 15Jul 29100%Jul 29100%very coldcoldcomfortablewarmhotcool
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Had Kourt should appear around January 21, only rarely appearing before January 16 or after January 28.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 8 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 30 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Had Kourt are 34.616 deg latitude, -5.740 deg longitude, and 230 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Had Kourt contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 472 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 290 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,549 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,129 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Had Kourt is covered by cropland (74%) and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and grassland (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and grassland (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Had Kourt, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Had Kourt.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Had Kourt according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Had Kourt is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Had Kourt and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meknes (30%, 85 kilometers, south); Rabat-Salé Airport (25%, 112 kilometers, southwest); Sania Ramel Airport (24%, 115 kilometers, north); and Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (21%, 125 kilometers, north).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.