Best Time to Visit Djerba

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Djerba. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Djerba. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Djerba for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.042.13 in (0 – 4 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Off the east coast of Tunisia, the popular island of Djerba lies directly on the Gulf of Gabès in the Mediterranean Sea. About 125,000 locals live here on an area of 320 square miles, the most important economic sector is tourism.

The official currency on Djerba is the Tunisian dinar, which is equivalent to 1000 millimes (small change) The so-called Roman dam connects the largest North African island with the mainland.

Especially in the east of Djerba many holiday resorts have settled, in the northeast you will find the most beautiful beaches of the island. The flora and fauna on Djerba is determined by the very dry climate and is therefore comparatively poor in species.

Olive trees and palms as well as several species of cacti are characteristic for the landscape.

Climate on Djerba

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Djerba has a very mild and Mediterranean climate. The typical desert climate in this region is somewhat mitigated by the influence of the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, the summers are very hot, the winters are mild with day temperatures between 15 °C to 20 °C. From December to February it is coldest (at night 9 °C to 11 °C), in October most rain falls.

In principle, however, you can expect very little rainfall on Djerba all year round, especially in summer there is almost no rain at all. The months of June, July and August are particularly dry. After the winter months, temperatures will rise rapidly and noticeably from April onwards, reaching around 24 °C in the middle of the month.

The warmest months on Djerba are June to October with temperatures of over 30 °C, even at night it remains very warm (20 °C to 22 °C) Up to 12 hours of daily sunshine are possible during this time. Even in the autumn months of September and October there is only isolated precipitation at pleasant temperatures of over 25 °C. The water temperature is 20 °C from the end of May and reaches its maximum in mid-September.

Best Time to Visit Djerba: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 16 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
Water max. 16 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
Water max. 15 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 26 °C
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C

When to visit Djerba?


Djerba is a popular destination for beach holidays, so when determining the best time to travel, we take water and air temperatures as well as the duration of sunshine into account. Basically the Tunisian island can be visited all year round, but the tourist season and charter air traffic usually starts in May and usually ends in October.

The high temperatures of up to 32 °C in the shade and the rain-free summer weather are not only popular with foreign tourists, many Tunisians also use the weekends for short trips. The best time to visit Djerba is in June, July, August and September, even if the high season falls with higher prices.

The early summer month of May and the autumn months of October to mid-November are also ideal for a trip to Djerba. During this time bathing is possible without problems, the temperatures are a little more pleasant and the beaches are much emptier. At the latest from the end of November to the end of April most hotels will close, with 15 °C to 18 °C in the water the bathing fun in the Mediterranean would also fall by the wayside.

Climate Chart Djerba

Climate Chart Djerba
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Djerba

In the following, you will find the climate table for Djerba, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature16°18°20°22°26°29°32°32°30°26°21°17°
Night Temperature11°13°16°20°22°23°22°18°14°10°
Water Temperature16°16°15°17°18°21°24°26°26°24°20°18°
Precipitation (inch)1.140.830.750.510.20.040.040.120.792.131.341.42
Rainy days444320003444
Hours of Sunshine7789101112119877
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 19.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (27.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (12.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 26 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except January, February, and March

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 9.29 inch on 32 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 12.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Southwest of Houmt Souk is one of the oldest synagogues in the world, the Al-Ghriba Synagogue. Houmt Souk is the capital of Djerba and has about 65,000 inhabitants. There are many shopping facilities and a museum of folklore worth seeing. The seven-kilometre-long Roman dam not only serves as a logistical link to the mainland, but also ensures the drinking water supply for the island.

A visit to the pottery village Guellala and Djerbahood is worthwhile. The Djerba Explorer Park crocodile farm is a very popular destination, especially for families with children. One of the most popular photo motives of the island is meanwhile the concise lighthouse of Djerba, which rises with its red and white painting nearly 55 meters in the height and represents a beautiful contrast to the surrounding white buildings.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Djerba (Station El Mây)
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Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 4 mph NO
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 48 %
Last updated: 23rd Jul 2019, 08:54 am
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Tunisia: Regions

Djerba is part of the holiday destination Tunisia. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Djerba: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 10 reviews for Djerba holiday already. Average rating is 4.8 of 5 stars.
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    Dieter , 71 years old was there in November

    At the beginning of Nov.great, from 20.Nov a very rainy day and also cooler by 20°C. After that not quite so good daily more clouds. Also some short showers.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Paul, 29 years old was there in January

    were there for 2 years every July (most of the end of july until august) and fly there again this year, because…..
    1. always sun
    2. always warm to hot (had days in the shade with 43°C)
    3. very hospitable people
    and 4. always warm sea water, partly up to 29°C

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Erwin, 68 years old was there in November

    Sun, water warm, everything perfect. After the departure on November 10th the weather changed.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Traudl, 55 years old was there in October

    We visited Djerba twice in the first two weeks of October. The sea has Caribbean feeling and is still very warm – wonderful. There may be a thunderstorm, but it will be sunny again. Why fly to the Caribbean when Djerba is so close? We will be there again in 2017 from 29.09.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Martina, 48 years old was there in May

    We were there in May weather supper will now fly there again in September we are already looking forward to it

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Natalie, 32 years old was there in September

    Very warm but good to endure 🙂 Water like a bathtub 🙂

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Jana, 22 years old was there in September

    At noon sometimes very hot. Thus also in the evening very pleasant weather, so that one can sit outside. Water temperature perfect!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Christine , 51 years old was there in November

    End of November 28.11.15 lots of sunshine little rain ! Sunny again quickly! Even still bathed in the sea! If you travel without children this time is very good for recreation. Will be there almost at the same time this year.”?????

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Erika , 66 years old was there in May

    It was pleasantly warm, not too hot. Wonderfully relaxing. The sea was already warm enough for swimming.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Bettina, 56 years old was there in September

    Wonderful sunshine and warm sea.
    Thank God you made Djerba.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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