The best times to visit Tunisia for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 3rd
October 8th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Tunisia Travel Guide
Weather in Tunisia
Average temperatures in Tunisia 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 somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 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)
Tunisia 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.
Tunisia Perceived Temperature (F)
Tunisia Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 Tunisia 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 late June. For example, on the week of June 25th 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 2 days of 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Tunisia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tunisia (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
Tunisia has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. 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 “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 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Tunisia.
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||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|May||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.8||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.4||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.6||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.7||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tunisia?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 22, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Tunisia is August, followed by July and March. 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 Tunisia in December. 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 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 rare with 2 to 4 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 hot 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 the busiest season for tourism in Tunisia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than 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 normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Tunisia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66°F (18.9°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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