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Average Weather in Ajdir Morocco

In Ajdir, the summers are short, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 81°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 87°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Ajdir for hot-weather activities is from mid July to late August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 21 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 81°F and low of 59°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 17 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 33°F and high of 49°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 AjdirJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmcomfortable
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.

Portland, Oregon, United States (5,708 miles away) and Frazier Park, California, United States (6,064 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ajdir (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ajdir, 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 Ajdir begins around June 8 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 6. On July 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 6 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 8. On October 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AjdirclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1792%Jul 1792%Oct 3154%Oct 3154%Jun 873%Jun 873%Sep 673%Sep 673%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 Ajdir varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from September 21 to May 18, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on November 23.

The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from May 18 to September 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on July 14.

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 26% on November 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AjdirwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 2326%Nov 2326%Jul 142%Jul 142%Jan 122%Jan 122%Sep 2114%Sep 2114%May 1814%May 1814%rainmixed
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. Ajdir experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from September 5 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 26, with an average total accumulation of 3.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 6 to September 5. The least rain falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Ajdir does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in AjdirJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 inJan 310.1 inJan 310.1 inJul 190.0 inJul 190.0 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ajdir varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:02 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 30 minutes later at 7:31 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:04 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 29 minutes later at 8:33 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ajdir 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in AjdirJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 125:02 AMJun 125:02 AM8:33 PMJun 298:33 PMJun 29Dec 55:04 PMDec 55:04 PM7:31 AMOct 277:31 AMOct 27Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTMay 13DSTMay 13daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

The perceived humidity level in Ajdir, 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, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AjdirJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 190%Mar 190%Aug 175%Aug 175%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Ajdir experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 30 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 7.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 18 to October 30. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 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 Ajdir varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 3.2 months, from June 19 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 14. The wind is most often from the west for 8.8 months, from September 24 to June 19, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AjdirWEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
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

Ajdir 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 2.6 months, from July 7 to September 25, with an average temperature above 71°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 13, with an average temperature of 74°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 6 to April 28, with an average temperature below 63°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 60°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 Ajdir 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 time of year to visit Ajdir for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ajdirbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468109.09.00.30.3 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 Ajdir for hot-weather activities is from mid July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in AjdirJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.77.70.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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).

The growing season in Ajdir typically lasts for 8.5 months (260 days), from around March 17 to around December 1, rarely starting before February 15 or after April 21, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 23.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ajdirgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1750%Mar 1750%Dec 150%Dec 190%Apr 2190%Apr 2190%Nov 1190%Nov 1110%Feb 1510%Feb 1510%Dec 2310%Dec 230%Jan 190%Jan 19Aug 6100%Aug 6100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Ajdir should appear around April 11, only rarely appearing before March 26 or after April 27.

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 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 29 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 2.7 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 Ajdir are 34.743 deg latitude, -3.976 deg longitude, and 4,137 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ajdir contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,205 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,976 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,826 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,031 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ajdir is covered by cropland (41%), grassland (24%), trees (18%), and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (28%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (28%) and sparse vegetation (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ajdir, 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 Ajdir.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ajdir 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 Ajdir is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ajdir and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cherif Al Idrissi Airport (28%, 50 kilometers, north); Taza (46%, 59 kilometers, south); and Nador International Airport (26%, 92 kilometers, east).

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.