What’s the weather like in Tunisia in May?
Tunisia enjoys warm weather all year round; it’s nearly summer in May and temperatures get hotter. The country’s in North Africa in the middle of the Mediterranean coast, with the Sahara Desert dominating the south, which brings the hot weather. You can expect plenty of sun at Tunisia’s popular Mediterranean destinations at this time.
There’s different weather around Tunisia, although it’s got a reputation for hot weather. The Sahara means the south’s temperatures soar in May, while northern and eastern areas are less extreme; the Mediterranean Sea and its breezes will keep you cool. The Cap Bon peninsula’s known for its pleasant weather and you should find it quite comfortable.
The northeast coast’s popular Hammamet has an average high temperature of 26ºC in May, which cools to 14ºC at night, so remember to bring some warmer clothes for the evenings. The normal sea temperature’s 19ºC, while humidity’s low and expected rainfall’s 20mm over six rainy days. You can look forward to nine hours of sunshine from 14 hours of daylight each day, while UV levels will be very high so use plenty of sun cream. Sunset’s just after 7pm at the start of the month, gradually getting later.
Things to Do
As the weather gets better in May, Tunisia’s beaches get more and more popular. Hammamet’s beach is a lovely spot, with some parts being private and reserved for hotel guests. La Marsa beach, in the capital city Tunis, has white sands and nearby you’ll find the ancient Roman ruins at Carthage, which are great for history buffs. Take a trip to the island of Djerba or try water sports such as jet skiing and waterskiing.