Average Weather in Guercif Morocco
In Guercif, the summers are short, hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 96°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 101°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Guercif for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 18 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 96°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 17 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 43°F and high of 61°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
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In Guercif, 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 Guercif begins around June 10 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 5. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 5 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 10. On October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Guercif varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from September 18 to May 25, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on November 25.
The drier season lasts 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on July 17.
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 22% on November 25.
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. Guercif experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from September 8 to June 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 6 to September 8. The least rain falls around July 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Guercif varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:00 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 7:28 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:29 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Guercif during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 1.6 months, and ending in the fall on May 13.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Guercif experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from July 3 to September 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 19, with muggy conditions 14% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Guercif experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from November 8 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 17 to November 8. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Guercif varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 4.9 months, from May 8 to October 5, with a peak percentage of 47% on June 24. The wind is most often from the west for 7.1 months, from October 5 to May 8, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Guercif 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 2.7 months, from July 8 to September 28, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 76°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 6 to April 27, with an average temperature below 63°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 13, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Guercif 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 Guercif for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to late June and from mid September to early November, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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 Guercif for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of July.
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.
Temperatures in Guercif are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
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 3.6 months, from May 1 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 8.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from October 30 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Guercif are 34.226 deg latitude, -3.354 deg longitude, and 1,220 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Guercif contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 157 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,207 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (971 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (9,849 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Guercif is covered by artificial surfaces (36%), sparse vegetation (30%), and bare soil (26%), within 10 miles by bare soil (56%) and sparse vegetation (35%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (42%) and bare soil (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Guercif, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Guercif.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Guercif 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 Guercif is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Guercif and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Taza (52%, 60 kilometers, west); Nador International Airport (28%, 90 kilometers, north); and Cherif Al Idrissi Airport (19%, 115 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .