Tunisia Climate

   
 
 

The Tunisia Climate Guide is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The climate guide shown below is for Monastir.

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Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 16°C (61°F) Max Daytime Temperature in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 16°C (61°F) Max Daytime Temperature in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 17°C (63°F) Max Daytime Temperature in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 20°C (68°F) Max Daytime Temperature in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 23°C (73°F) Max Daytime Temperature in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 31°C (88°F) Max Daytime Temperature in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 31°C (88°F) Max Daytime Temperature in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 30°C (86°F) Max Daytime Temperature in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 25°C (77°F) Max Daytime Temperature in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 21°C (70°F) Max Daytime Temperature in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 17°C (63°F) Max Daytime Temperature in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 7°C (45°F) Min Night-time Temperature in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 7°C (45°F) Min Night-time Temperature in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 9°C (48°F) Min Night-time Temperature in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 11°C (52°F) Min Night-time Temperature in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 14°C (57°F) Min Night-time Temperature in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 18°C (64°F) Min Night-time Temperature in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 20°C (68°F) Min Night-time Temperature in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 21°C (70°F) Min Night-time Temperature in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 20°C (68°F) Min Night-time Temperature in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 12°C (54°F) Min Night-time Temperature in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 8°C (46°F) Min Night-time Temperature in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (56% of Daylight Hours) in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (59% of Daylight Hours) in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (58% of Daylight Hours) in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (61% of Daylight Hours) in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 10 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (67% of Daylight Hours) in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 11 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (73% of Daylight Hours) in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 12 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (81% of Daylight Hours) in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 11 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (79% of Daylight Hours) in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 9 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (70% of Daylight Hours) in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (65% of Daylight Hours) in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (63% of Daylight Hours) in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (57% of Daylight Hours) in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 Hours of Daylight in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 11 Hours of Daylight in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 12 Hours of Daylight in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 13 Hours of Daylight in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 14 Hours of Daylight in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 15 Hours of Daylight in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 14 Hours of Daylight in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 13 Hours of Daylight in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 12 Hours of Daylight in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 11 Hours of Daylight in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 10 Hours of Daylight in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 10 Hours of Daylight in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Heat and Humidity Discomfort No heat & humidity in January in Tunisia (Monastir) No heat & humidity in February in Tunisia (Monastir) No heat & humidity in March in Tunisia (Monastir) No heat & humidity in April in Tunisia (Monastir) No heat & humidity in May in Tunisia (Monastir) Low heat & humidity in June in Tunisia (Monastir) Moderate heat & humidity in July in Tunisia (Monastir) High heat & humidity in August in Tunisia (Monastir) Moderate heat & humidity in September in Tunisia (Monastir) Low heat & humidity in October in Tunisia (Monastir) No heat & humidity in November in Tunisia (Monastir) No heat & humidity in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Days with some Rainfall 7 Days with some Rainfall in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 6 Days with some Rainfall in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 7 Days with some Rainfall in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 6 Days with some Rainfall in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 4 Days with some Rainfall in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 2 Days with some Rainfall in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 1 Day with some Rainfall in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 2 Days with some Rainfall in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 3 Days with some Rainfall in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 6 Days with some Rainfall in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 7 Days with some Rainfall in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 7 Days with some Rainfall in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 43 mm (1.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 41 mm (1.6 inches) Monthly Rainfall in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 33 mm (1.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 27 mm (1.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 15 mm (0.6 inches) Monthly Rainfall in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 8 mm (0.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 3 mm (0.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 6 mm (0.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 33 mm (1.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 42 mm (1.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 34 mm (1.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 43 mm (1.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
UV Index (Maximum) UV (Maximum) Index 2 (Low) in January in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 4 (Moderate) in February in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 5 (Moderate) in March in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in April in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 9 (Very High) in May in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in June in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in July in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 9 (Very High) in August in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in September in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 5 (Moderate) in October in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 3 (Moderate) in November in Tunisia (Monastir) UV (Maximum) Index 2 (Low) in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
Sea Temperature (°C) 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in January in Tunisia (Monastir) 15°C (59°F) Sea Temperature in February in Tunisia (Monastir) 15°C (59°F) Sea Temperature in March in Tunisia (Monastir) 16°C (61°F) Sea Temperature in April in Tunisia (Monastir) 18°C (64°F) Sea Temperature in May in Tunisia (Monastir) 21°C (70°F) Sea Temperature in June in Tunisia (Monastir) 24°C (75°F) Sea Temperature in July in Tunisia (Monastir) 26°C (79°F) Sea Temperature in August in Tunisia (Monastir) 25°C (77°F) Sea Temperature in September in Tunisia (Monastir) 23°C (73°F) Sea Temperature in October in Tunisia (Monastir) 21°C (70°F) Sea Temperature in November in Tunisia (Monastir) 18°C (64°F) Sea Temperature in December in Tunisia (Monastir)
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Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, wedged between Algeria and Libya. Historically it occupied an important strategic position in the Mediterranean commanding the entrance to the Strait of Sicily. Among the country's main tourist attractions are its fine beaches and some spectacular Roman ruins.

Although the south of the country borders the Sahara Desert the north receives sufficient rainfall for the cultivation of cereals such as wheat, as well as the usual Mediterranean produce, such as olives, citrus fruits and wine. In Roman times this part of North Africa was the 'breadbasket' of the Empire.

The terrain of most of the north is hilly with mountains to the west and a coastal plain stretching east and south of the old capital of Kairouan. Here there are fine beaches stretching from Hammamet to the island of Djerba in the Gulf of Gabes.

From the end of May to the beginning of October in this half of the country it is dry and hot, particularly when Saharan winds blow from the south. The mountains can provide an escape from the summer heat, as can sea breezes along the coast. Long periods of sunshine from the end of June to the end of August are practically guaranteed.

In October clouds start to build and there is some rainfall through the cooler winter months. Temperatures can fall below freezing at night anywhere in the north of the country between December and March. However maximum daytime temperatures are mostly comfortable.

On high ground there can be occasional snow flurries, but since there are very few mountains above 1,000 metres (3,300ft), snow does not settle for long.

In the southern half of the country it is dry all year round with just a slightly greater chance of the odd shower between October and April. With the exception of a few pockets of vegetation around sources of underground water it is all barren desert, sandy to the west and rocky to the east.

Near the town of Tozeur in the west is the immense salt lake of Chott el-Jerid. This area was once part of an inlet that stretched over 250 miles into the desert from the Mediterranean Sea. In winter water collects but is mostly evaporated off by the end of the summer. In July and August heat and humidity are usually extreme around Chott el-Jerid, and it can become dangerously hot.

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