What’s the weather like in Tunisia in August?
Tunisia’s in the middle of North Africa’s Mediterranean coast and has the Sahara Desert to the south. The country has hot summers and temperatures peak in August. If you’re going at this time you’ll get lots of heat and not much rain, however there is some variation in certain areas. Mediterranean destinations in the north and east are less extreme and you’ll be kept cool by breezes on the coast. The coastal Cap Bon peninsula has quite comfortable weather in comparison to the south where the desert makes things really hot and dry.
The normal high in the northeast coast’s popular Hammamet is 34ºC in August. This only drops to 22ºC at night so you should be fine in shorts and t-shirts in the evenings. The sea temperature’s 27ºC, which is lovely for swimming, while humidity’s high. There’s 10mm of rain over two days, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with 11 long hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be very high so bring lots of sun cream. The sun goes down just before 7.30pm at the start of the month.