What’s the weather like in Tunisia in October?
With the Sahara Desert to the south, you can rely on Tunisia’s weather staying nice and warm in October. There’s differences around the country, but if you’re going to a popular Mediterranean destination on the coast, you’ll get high temperatures and lots of sun at this time.
While Tunisia’s known for its hot weather, there’s differences around the country because of its geography. You might find it quite extreme in the south where the Sahara makes things really hot and dry, with a big contrast between day and night temperatures. To the north and east the Mediterranean Sea means things are much less extreme. Breezes will keep you cool on the coast, while the Cape Bon peninsula’s more comfortable than other parts of Tunisia, which makes it popular.
The average high in popular Hammamet’s 27ºC in October, so it’s great for late summer sun. Things stay quite pleasant in the evenings, which cool to 17ºC. The sea’s nice and inviting at 24ºC while there’s 62mm of rain over seven days. You can expect humidity to be low and comfortable, and 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine at a moderate UV level. Sunset’s at 6pm at the start of the month and gradually gets earlier.
Things to Do
If you want to relax on the beach then the weather’s great. Hammamet’s beach is private in some places where it’s reserved for hotel guests, although there’s plenty of public sections too. You can take a camel ride along the sand, dive at Second World War wrecks, or enjoy water sports such as jetskiing, waterskiing and parasailing. There’s a lovely white sand beach, La Marsa, at capital Tunis. Close to here you’ll find the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage. Further south down the coast are El Djem with its interesting amphitheatre and the popular island of Djerba.