What’s the weather like in Tunisia in January?
Located on North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, January is the coldest month in Tunisia. Temperatures are still mild though in comparison with the freezing winter back home. There may be some rain, but showers are usually short-lived. The capital Tunis usually sees more wet weather than resorts like Hammamet, but wherever you visit it’s worth bringing a light raincoat. Despite the occasional wet spells, the whole country enjoys lots of sun during the month.
The capital city, Tunis, has an average temperature of 12°C in January, with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Hammamet is slightly warmer, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the sea is around the same temperature. With chilly evenings, make sure you pack plenty of layers to keep you warm, along with sun cream for sunny days. In Tunis there’s around 80mm of rain in January, while Hammamet sees around 60mm. But with seven hours of sunshine daily, January is still a bright and pleasant month in Tunisia.