Average Weather in Aoufous Morocco
In Aoufous, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 102°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 106°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Aoufous for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 11 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 102°F and low of 80°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 37°F and high of 59°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Aoufous, 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 Aoufous begins around June 8 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 4. On July 17, 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 4 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 8. On October 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
Aoufous does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 1% to 9%, with an average value of 6%.
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 9% on September 27.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Aoufous experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from September 18 to March 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from March 6 to September 18. The least rain falls around July 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Aoufous varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:19 AM on May 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 57 minutes later at 8:17 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 6:12 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:25 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Aoufous during 2021, starting in the spring on April 11, lasting 1.2 months, and ending in the fall on May 16.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
The perceived humidity level in Aoufous, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Aoufous experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from March 12 to September 18, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from September 18 to March 12. The calmest day of the year is December 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Aoufous varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.5 months, from June 20 to November 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on August 5. The wind is most often from the north for 7.5 months, from November 6 to June 20, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Aoufous 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 Aoufous for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late May and from late September to late October, with a peak score in the third week of April.
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 Aoufous for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late September, with a peak score in the second week of June.
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.
The growing season in Aoufous typically lasts for 11 months (343 days), from around January 20 to around December 29, rarely starting after February 13, or ending before December 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Aoufous should appear around January 30, only rarely appearing before January 22 or after February 18.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from April 14 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 8.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from October 31 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 3.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Aoufous are 31.680 deg latitude, -4.170 deg longitude, and 3,383 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Aoufous contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 633 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,203 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,168 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,207 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Aoufous is covered by bare soil (88%), within 10 miles by bare soil (95%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (88%) and sparse vegetation (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Aoufous, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Aoufous.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Aoufous 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 Aoufous is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Aoufous and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .