The best times to visit Tunisia for ideal weather are

February 19th to June 3rd

or

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.

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Tunisia Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Tunisia

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Tunisia vary somewhat and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 38 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Tunisia, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 96.4°F (35.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.7°F (22.6°C) at night.

    Tunisia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Tunisia Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Tunisia Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Average
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    Tunisia Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Tunisia 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 62.2 53.7 44.6
    Feb 62.4 53.9 44.4
    Mar 67.3 58.5 48.5
    Apr 74.5 65.2 54.1
    May 81.6 71.9 59.7
    Jun 89.5 79.4 66.4
    Jul 95.7 85.1 72
    Aug 95.7 85.2 72.9
    Sep 89.2 79.6 69.3
    Oct 81.2 72.1 62.4
    Nov 71.1 62.5 53.4
    Dec 63.7 55 45.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 16.8 12.1 7
    Feb 16.9 12.2 6.9
    Mar 19.6 14.7 9.2
    Apr 23.6 18.4 12.3
    May 27.6 22.2 15.4
    Jun 31.9 26.3 19.1
    Jul 35.4 29.5 22.2
    Aug 35.4 29.6 22.7
    Sep 31.8 26.4 20.7
    Oct 27.3 22.3 16.9
    Nov 21.7 16.9 11.9
    Dec 17.6 12.8 7.7

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Tunisia are February, March, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are only 0.2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 2.9 days with significant precipitation the week of March 5th.

    When can you find snow in Tunisia? 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 Tunisia.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 21.4 0 0.04
    Feb 27.1 0 0.05
    Mar 24.3 0 0.06
    Apr 17.1 0 0.04
    May 12.9 0 0.02
    Jun 7.1 0 0.01
    Jul 4.3 0 0.01
    Aug 7.1 0 0.01
    Sep 17.1 0 0.04
    Oct 20 0 0.05
    Nov 20 0 0.04
    Dec 20 0 0.04

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 21.4 0 0.1
    Feb 27.1 0 0.13
    Mar 24.3 0 0.15
    Apr 17.1 0 0.1
    May 12.9 0 0.05
    Jun 7.1 0 0.03
    Jul 4.3 0 0.03
    Aug 7.1 0 0.03
    Sep 17.1 0 0.1
    Oct 20 0 0.13
    Nov 20 0 0.1
    Dec 20 0 0.1

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Tunisia has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (39.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (59.1%).

    Wind in Tunisia is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by March and June. May’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 KPH) is considered “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 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 7.2 a gentle breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze
    Feb 7.9 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Mar 8.2 a gentle breeze 13.7 a moderate breeze
    Apr 8.1 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    May 8.4 a gentle breeze 13.7 a moderate breeze
    Jun 8.1 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Jul 7.3 a gentle breeze 12.6 a moderate breeze
    Aug 6.9 a light breeze 12.2 a moderate breeze
    Sep 6.8 a light breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze
    Oct 6.4 a light breeze 11.4 a moderate breeze
    Nov 6.6 a light breeze 11.4 a moderate breeze
    Dec 6.7 a light breeze 11.4 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 59.1
    Feb 55.2
    Mar 55.9
    Apr 51.6
    May 45.5
    Jun 41.9
    Jul 39.9
    Aug 42.5
    Sep 50.3
    Oct 55.2
    Nov 56.5
    Dec 58.3

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Tunisia?

    As of 6/27/2017 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.
     

    Overall Tunisia Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 62.7°F (17.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Tunisia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 67.1°F (19.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Tunisia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 65.2°F (18.4°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.

     

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