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Best Time to Visit Tunisia in 2024 for Beaches, Desert Adventures, Cultural Exploration. Tunisia Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Tunisia

  • Optimal: April to May and September to October (pleasant temperatures, fewer crowds).
  • For beaches: June to August for the best beach experience.
  • Other favorable months: March and November.

Geography facts

  • Location: Northern Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Area: 163,610 km².
  • Borders: Algeria, Libya.
  • Landscape: Diverse, with coastal plains, the Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara Desert. Highest point: Jebel ech Chambi at 1,544 meters.

Tunisia offers a unique blend of Mediterranean beaches, historic sites, and expansive desert landscapes, making it an ideal destination for a variety of activities.

Climate

  • Coastal: Mediterranean (hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters).
  • Inland and Desert: Arid (hot summers and cooler winters).
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Cold and rainy, especially in the north. Average daytime temperature: +15°C (59°F), nighttime: +6°C (43°F).
  • Precipitation: 60 mm.
  • Southern desert regions: Cooler and dry, averaging +19°C (66°F).

February

  • Temperatures: Daytime +16°C (61°F), nighttime +7°C (45°F).
  • Average precipitation: 50 mm.
  • Continues to be cool with occasional rain showers.

March

  • Daytime temperatures: +19°C (66°F), nighttime: +9°C (48°F).
  • Rainfall: 40 mm.
  • Ideal for exploring historical sites and the desert before the heat intensifies.

April

  • Perfect for visiting both coastal and inland areas.
  • Temperatures: Daytime +22°C (72°F), nighttime +12°C (54°F).
  • Precipitation: 30 mm.
  • Sea temperature: +17°C (63°F), beginning to warm up.
Tunisia (c) miro.medium.com

May

  • Ideal for all types of tourism.
  • Daytime temperatures: +26°C (79°F), nighttime: +16°C (61°F).
  • Sea temperature: +20°C (68°F); great for early beachgoers.
  • Minimal rainfall: 20 mm.

June

  • Best for beach holidays.
  • Temperatures: Daytime +30°C (86°F), nighttime +20°C (68°F).
  • Sea temperature: +23°C (73°F).
  • Dry and sunny.

July

  • Peak tourist season.
  • Hot temperatures: Daytime +34°C (93°F), nighttime +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Minimal rain.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

August

  • Hottest month.
  • Daytime temperatures: +35°C (95°F), nighttime: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +26°C (79°F).
  • Perfect for beach activities but can be quite hot inland.

September

  • Transition to autumn.
  • Daytime temperatures: +31°C (88°F), nighttime +21°C (70°F).
  • Sea temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Reduced tourist crowds.

October

  • Ideal for all activities with milder weather.
  • Daytime temperatures: +26°C (79°F), nighttime +17°C (63°F).
  • Sea temperature: +23°C (73°F).
  • Rainfall: 40 mm.
Tunisia (c) Wikipedia

November

  • Cooler and wetter.
  • Daytime temperatures: +21°C (70°F), nighttime +12°C (54°F).
  • Rainfall: 50 mm.
  • Sea temperature: +20°C (68°F).

December

  • Cool and rainy, especially in northern regions.
  • Daytime temperatures: +17°C (63°F), nighttime +8°C (46°F).
  • Rainfall: 60 mm.
  • Sea temperature: +17°C (63°F).
  • Best for exploring cultural sites and enjoying mild winter weather.

Tunisia offers a variety of experiences year-round, from enjoying the Mediterranean beaches to exploring the vast Sahara Desert. Whether you prefer the bustling summer months or the quieter, cooler seasons, Tunisia’s diverse climate and landscapes have something to offer every traveler.

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