Best Time to Visit Monastir

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Monastir. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Monastir. 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 Monastir for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 7 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.121.73 in (1 – 7 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Monastir is a city on the east coast of Tunisia. The Tunisian coastal town is located in the south of the Gulf of Hammamet and has been one of the most popular holiday destinations in North Africa for years.

Besides the wonderful beaches and a very pleasant travel climate, the excellent price-performance ratio is particularly convincing.

Monastir is located about 99 miles south of the capital Tunis and 12 miles east of Sousse. The place has about 72,000 inhabitants and is the birthplace of former Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba.

Monastir has its own airport, but most charter flights land at the neighbouring Enfidha airport. A journey via the capital Tunis is also possible, but very unusual for Tunisia package tours.

Climate in Monastir

Tunisia-3210 - Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba (Dennis Jarvis)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Due to the meeting of two climate zones, the Mediterranean and desert climate, Tunisia is generally a sun-rich state with over 300 sunny days a year. Monastir is located in the Mediterranean north, which is characterized by a dry and hot summer. The average day temperature in June is 29 °C.

In July and August daytime temperatures often rise well above 30 °C, the average temperature during the day is now 30.6 °C with over 10 hours of sunshine. In September, summer comes to an end in Monastir. First rain showers are to be expected with still summerly temperatures between 20 °C to 30 °C.

Temperatures continue to fall in October, reaching between 21 °C to 26 °C during the day. In the winter months, temperatures in Monastir are around 16 °C. From time to time there are sunny days, which are interrupted by cooler, rainy and windy days.

Best Time to Visit Monastir: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 16 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 15 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
Water max. 16 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C

When to visit Monastir?


Monastir is located in northern Tunisia, where a typical Mediterranean climate prevails. The best time to travel in Monastir is between the end of May and mid-October, although it can get very hot, especially in high summer (July and August). The fringe months in late spring and early autumn are also highly recommended for a holiday, the Mediterranean is suitable for swimming in the region from May to November.

High season in Monastir is during the European summer holidays in July and August. At this time of the year, the sea can reach 27 °C and is more like a bathtub in shallow areas, but for many travellers this feeling for a perfect bathing holiday is simply part of it. For those who don’t like it quite as hot, there is a good middle course in the low season in June and in the low season from mid-September.

Climate Chart Monastir

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

Climate Table Monastir

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature16°16°17°20°23°27°31°31°30°25°21°17°
Night Temperature11°14°18°20°21°20°16°12°
Water Temperature16°15°15°16°19°23°25°27°26°24°21°18°
Precipitation (inch)1.731.611.31.060.590.310.120.241.31.651.341.65
Rainy days657642124655
Hours of Sunshine567891011108765
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 18.2 °C.

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

Warmest month: August (25.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (11.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 27 °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, March, and April

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

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 12.91 inch on 53 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 10.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.7 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


Those who need a change from their holiday resort and the beautiful beaches in Monastir can visit the Bourgiba Mosque and the Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum. Two shopping centres are within easy reach and sports fans can play golf with wonderful views. A visit to the Spongebob Aquapark is also recommended at high temperatures. Otherwise, the region around Monastir is all about bathing holidays, water sports and recreation.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Monastir
clear sky     clear sky, 23 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 11 mph NNW
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 83 %
Last updated: 17th Jul 2019, 07:10 am
The next days …
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Tunisia: Regions

Monastir 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:

Monastir: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Monastir holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Irina , 51 years old was there in January

    Sun, no rain, very good???? We will gladly come again

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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