Best Time to Visit Tunisia

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Tunisia. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Djerba und Tunis. 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 Tunisia for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 7 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 14 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.042.64 in (0 – 9 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 18.2 °C (Monastir) and 19.9 °C (Djerba)
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Geographical location

Tunisia is the northernmost state in Africa and is only about 93 miles from the Italian island of Sicily. The country borders Algeria in the west and Libya in the southeast.

Tunisia’s coast stretches along the Mediterranean Sea, over the Gulf of Tunis, the Gulf of Hammamet to the popular island of Djerba on the Gulf of Gabès. In the north of the country is the capital Tunis. The landscape of Tunisia is divided into the fertile coastal strip of Sahel, limestone plateaus and steppes, as well as the highlands of the so-called Dorsale, in which the highest elevations of the country are located with Djebel Chambi (1544 metres) in the southwest and Djebel Zaghouan (1295 metres) in the north-east.

The coastal town of Nabeul and the Hammemet region are located in the north-east of the country. Further east we find the city of Monastir and with Sousse another popular destination. Tunisia covers an area of 102000 square miles and is home to some 11 million people. The official language is Arabic, but French is also widely spoken.

Climate in Tunisia

through the gate (Kai Schreiber)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The temperatures in Tunisia range between 7 °C and 33 °C, depending on the season. Precipitation is a somewhat decisive factor here, as it is very low throughout the country. There is no rainy season in Tunisia, the climate is particularly dry in summer.

But also in the other months of January, February, March as well as October, November and December, for example, very little rain falls on Djerba with precipitation between 20 and 1.57 in. Day temperatures are around 12 °C in winter, and from the end of April the thermometer will climb above 20 °C. The summer in Tunisia reaches values of 30 °C and more between June and September, also at night it remains very warm.

Best Time to Visit Tunisia: 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
JuneJun
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C

When to visit Tunisia?


Most travellers go to Tunisia for a bathing holiday, which is why the dry and warm summer months are particularly pleasant. The best time to travel in Tunisia is between June and mid-October, especially July and August with 11 to 12 hours of sunshine per day and a pleasant water temperature of 25 °C to 26 °C.

Not only on the popular holiday island Djerba is high season at this time of course, caused by the sunny weather and the long summer holidays in most European countries. A good travel season for holidaymakers without school-age children is therefore also in the transition months such as June and September, as the hotels now lure with good offers.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Tunisia) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
DjerbaJune, July, August, September, and October
TunisJuly, August, September, and October
MonastirJune, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts Tunisia

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Djerba

Climate Chart Djerba
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Tunis

Climate Chart Tunis
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

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

Climate Tables Tunisia

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Tunisia, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Djerba (Tunisia)

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 in Djerba 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 in Djerba 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 in Djerba.

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.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Tunis

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature16°17°18°21°25°29°33°33°30°25°21°17°
Night Temperature10°14°17°20°21°19°16°11°
Water Temperature15°14°14°15°17°20°24°25°24°22°19°16°
Precipitation (inch)2.322.241.851.50.910.390.120.281.32.62.22.64
Rainy days988632014668
Hours of Sunshine566891012119765
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Tunis is 18.4 °C.

Warmest month: August (26.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (11.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Tunis is 25 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

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

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.35 inch on 61 rainy days

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

You cannot expect snow in any month in Tunis.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Besides relaxing on the beach, Tunisia also offers a whole range of activities and sights. Whether diving, snorkeling or paragliding, holiday-makers get their money’s worth when it comes to water sports. Desert safaris and camel tours are also popular excursions.

Among the most famous sights of the country are the Medina of Sousse, the National Museum of Bardo, the port of El-Kantaoui, the once pompous Roman city of Carthage, the impressive Ez-Zitouna Mosque and the Berber town of Matmata. Besides Djerba and Monastir, the largest tourist centres are the regions around Sousse, Tunis and Hammamet.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Djerba (Station El Mây)
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 12 °C
Clouds: 40 %       Wind: 7 mph SSO
Air Pressure: 1012 hPa       Humidity: 50 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 02:30 am
The next days …
21st Jan 201922nd Jan 201923rd Jan 201924th Jan 201925th Jan 201926th Jan 2019
light rain11 °C to 17 °Csky is clear10 °C to 14 °Cbroken clouds8 °C to 13 °Clight rain14 °C to 16 °Clight rain13 °C to 17 °Clight rain12 °C to 14 °C
11 °C to 17 °C10 °C to 14 °C8 °C to 13 °C14 °C to 16 °C13 °C to 17 °C12 °C to 14 °C
Clouds: 48 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 34 %Clouds: 44 %Clouds: 0 %
0.02 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.05 in of rain0.05 in of rain0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Tunisia: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Tunisia holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Johannes, 29 years old was there in September

    Paradise for bathing and wellness holidays.
    Very good price-performance ratio .
    Recommended only

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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