Weather in Tunisia
With a year-round warm and sunny climate, Tunisia’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Mediterranean. This beautiful country benefits from having the amazing weather of North Africa and the stunning coastline and white, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. If you’re a sun-seeker and beach-goer, the best time to visit Tunisia will be in the peak summer months of June, July and August. At this time, the temperature in the north of Tunisia, where many of the incredible holiday resorts are, will be around 30°C. The peaceful island of Djerba, towards the south of Tunisia, found by the picturesque Gulf of Gabes, will be even hotter.
Here, the average high in July and August is 34°C, and it’ll be a surprise if you see any showers during this time. If you explore the inland deserts, perhaps for a camel trek or dune buggy racing, the conditions will become very hot and humid. Visit Tunisia outside of these months and you’ll find the weather slightly cooler, but still warm and packed with sunshine. The best time to go to Tunisia to soak up the early summer weather’s in May. Around the popular north Tunisian town of Port El Kantaoui, the average temperature this month will be 25°C. This harbour and beachside resort is bathed in ten hours of Mediterranean sunshine each day, and the water temperature will be around 20°C. Just 10km south of Port El Kantaoui’s the historic city of Sousse. Explore this ancient Tunisian settlement in May and June, and you’ll enjoy perfect sightseeing weather without the busier summer crowds that arrive in July and August. September and October can also be one of the best times to visit Tunisia. Temperatures will be well over 20°C, and with a cool sea breeze of between 10mph to 13mph, it’s a comfortable time to relax at the beaches or by your hotel pool.
If you want to avoid any light showers on your holiday, the best time to go to Tunisia is in the dry summer months. October through to December can be affected by between just five to eight days of wet weather, with January and February usually a little drier. The pretty resort of Hammamet, in the north of Tunisia and about 60km from the capital Tunis, is an idyllic beachside town with hot summer temperatures and mild weather in autumn and winter.