The best times to visit Sfax for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 10th


October 8th to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Sfax Travel Info

Weather in Sfax


Average temperatures in Sfax vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Sfax, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.5°F (24.2°C) at night.

Sfax Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sfax Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Sfax Perceived Temperature (F)


Sfax Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sfax Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 64.4 54.3 44.7
Feb 64.1 54.6 45.2
Mar 68.4 59.1 49.7
Apr 73.1 64.6 55.7
May 79.2 70.6 61.6
Jun 85.5 77 67.8
Jul 90.8 82.4 73.3
Aug 91.6 83.4 74.7
Sep 87.2 79.3 71.4
Oct 80.7 72.7 64.7
Nov 72.7 63.2 54.1
Dec 65.9 55.9 46.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 18 12.4 7.1
Feb 17.8 12.6 7.3
Mar 20.2 15.1 9.8
Apr 22.8 18.1 13.2
May 26.2 21.4 16.4
Jun 29.7 25 19.9
Jul 32.7 28 22.9
Aug 33.1 28.6 23.7
Sep 30.7 26.3 21.9
Oct 27.1 22.6 18.2
Nov 22.6 17.3 12.3
Dec 18.8 13.3 7.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sfax are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of March 5th.

When can you find snow in Sfax? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sfax.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sfax (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.7
Feb 6% 0 0.6
Mar 7% 0 1.2
Apr 6% 0 0.9
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 6% 0 1.5
Oct 7% 0 1.1
Nov 4% 0 0.6
Dec 4% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.8
Feb 6 0 1.5
Mar 7 0 3
Apr 6 0 2.3
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 6 0 3.8
Oct 7 0 2.8
Nov 4 0 1.5
Dec 4 0 2


Humidity and Wind

Sfax has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (47.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (56.8%).

Wind in Sfax is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 14.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sfax.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.7 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.6 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
May 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.9 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Nov 6.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.1%
Feb 50.2%
Mar 52.9%
Apr 53.1%
May 48.4%
Jun 47.8%
Jul 47.6%
Aug 49.7%
Sep 54.2%
Oct 56.8%
Nov 53.3%
Dec 50.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sfax?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Tunisia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Sfax, Tunisia is April, followed by May and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Sfax in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44.4 in November means 44.4% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Sfax Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.9°F (26.6°C) and 64.7°F (18.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Sfax, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 69.7°F (20.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Sfax to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.1°F (20.1°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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