What’s the weather like in Tunisia in March?
Located in the middle of North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, the Sahara Desert dominates the south of Tunisia. This means it has a warm year-round climate, and you’ll get plenty of sun in Mediterranean destinations like Hammamet.
Tunisia’s known for heat, although the weather’s different around the country. The Sahara has a big impact on the south, bringing high temperatures and a big difference between day and night. The Mediterranean Sea takes the edge off the heat in the north and east, where you’ll be kept cool by breezes on the coast. The Cap Bon peninsula usually has quite comfortable weather, which makes it a popular destination.
The average high temperature in Hammamet on Tunisia’s northeast coast is 19ºC in March. This will be warm enough to chill out on the beach, but bring some warmer clothes for the evenings as temperatures drop to around 9ºC at night. The normal sea temperature’s 15ºC, while humidity’s low and rainfall’s usually 42mm over nine rainy days. You can expect 12 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day and moderate UV levels. Sunset is around 6.30pm.
Things to Do
Tunisia has cooler temperatures in March compared to the summer months, which means you’ll find it more comfortable for exploring the country’s culture and history. Head to the Roman ruins at Carthage near capital Tunis, and further down the coast from here you’ll find El Diem with its huge amphitheatre. You’ll be able to hit Tunisia’s beaches in March, try Hammamet Beach which has public and private sections.