The best times to visit Sidi Bou Said 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.
Sidi Bou Said Travel Guide
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Weather in Sidi Bou Said
Average temperatures in Sidi Bou Said vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th 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 Sidi Bou Said, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 95.7°F (35.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.4°F (23°C) at night.
Sidi Bou Said Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sidi Bou Said Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Sidi Bou Said Perceived Temperature (F)
Sidi Bou Said Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sidi Bou Said 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sidi Bou Said are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 5th.
When can you find snow in Sidi Bou Said? 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 Sidi Bou Said.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sidi Bou Said (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Sidi Bou Said has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (45.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (66.4%).
Wind in Sidi Bou Said is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by March and June. May’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.2 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sidi Bou Said.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.9||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|May||8.2||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.6||Light breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.2||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.4||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sidi Bou Said?
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 Sidi Bou Said, 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 Sidi Bou Said 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
Overall Sidi Bou Said Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 Sidi Bou Said, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 67.8°F (19.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Sidi Bou Said to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.1°F (18.9°C) and 60.8°F (16°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.