Tunisia climate guide

Temperature in Tunisia (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
16°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Tunisia (Monastir)16
18°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Tunisia (Monastir)18
19°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Tunisia (Monastir)19
22°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Tunisia (Monastir)22
25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Tunisia (Monastir)25
29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Tunisia (Monastir)29
33°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Tunisia (Monastir)33
33°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Tunisia (Monastir)33
30°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Tunisia (Monastir)30
26°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Tunisia (Monastir)26
21°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Tunisia (Monastir)21
18°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Tunisia (Monastir)18
Min temperature (night-time)
8°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Tunisia (Monastir)8
8°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Tunisia (Monastir)8
10°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Tunisia (Monastir)10
12°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Tunisia (Monastir)12
15°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Tunisia (Monastir)15
19°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Tunisia (Monastir)19
22°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Tunisia (Monastir)22
22°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Tunisia (Monastir)22
21°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Tunisia (Monastir)21
17°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Tunisia (Monastir)17
12°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Tunisia (Monastir)12
9°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Tunisia (Monastir)9
Sea temperature
16°C sea temperature in January in Tunisia (Monastir)16
15°C sea temperature in February in Tunisia (Monastir)15
15°C sea temperature in March in Tunisia (Monastir)15
16°C sea temperature in April in Tunisia (Monastir)16
18°C sea temperature in May in Tunisia (Monastir)18
22°C sea temperature in June in Tunisia (Monastir)22
25°C sea temperature in July in Tunisia (Monastir)25
26°C sea temperature in August in Tunisia (Monastir)26
26°C sea temperature in September in Tunisia (Monastir)26
24°C sea temperature in October in Tunisia (Monastir)24
21°C sea temperature in November in Tunisia (Monastir)21
18°C sea temperature in December in Tunisia (Monastir)18

Sunshine & Daylight in Tunisia

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Tunisia (Monastir)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Tunisia (Monastir)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Tunisia (Monastir)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Tunisia (Monastir)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Tunisia (Monastir)14
15 hours of daylight per day in June in Tunisia (Monastir)15
14 hours of daylight per day in July in Tunisia (Monastir)14
13 hours of daylight per day in August in Tunisia (Monastir)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Tunisia (Monastir)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Tunisia (Monastir)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Tunisia (Monastir)10
10 hours of daylight per day in December in Tunisia (Monastir)10

Rainfall in Tunisia

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
7 days with some rainfall in January in Tunisia (Monastir)7
6 days with some rainfall in February in Tunisia (Monastir)6
7 days with some rainfall in March in Tunisia (Monastir)7
6 days with some rainfall in April in Tunisia (Monastir)6
4 days with some rainfall in May in Tunisia (Monastir)4
2 days with some rainfall in June in Tunisia (Monastir)2
1 day with some rainfall in July in Tunisia (Monastir)1
2 days with some rainfall in August in Tunisia (Monastir)2
3 days with some rainfall in September in Tunisia (Monastir)3
6 days with some rainfall in October in Tunisia (Monastir)6
7 days with some rainfall in November in Tunisia (Monastir)7
7 days with some rainfall in December in Tunisia (Monastir)7
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
34 mm monthly rainfall in January in Tunisia (Monastir)34
30 mm monthly rainfall in February in Tunisia (Monastir)30
31 mm monthly rainfall in March in Tunisia (Monastir)31
27 mm monthly rainfall in April in Tunisia (Monastir)27
15 mm monthly rainfall in May in Tunisia (Monastir)15
7 mm monthly rainfall in June in Tunisia (Monastir)7
3 mm monthly rainfall in July in Tunisia (Monastir)3
9 mm monthly rainfall in August in Tunisia (Monastir)9
34 mm monthly rainfall in September in Tunisia (Monastir)34
54 mm monthly rainfall in October in Tunisia (Monastir)54
35 mm monthly rainfall in November in Tunisia (Monastir)35
44 mm monthly rainfall in December in Tunisia (Monastir)44

More climate for Tunisia

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in January in Tunisia (Monastir)2
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in February in Tunisia (Monastir)4
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in March in Tunisia (Monastir)5
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in April in Tunisia (Monastir)7
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in May in Tunisia (Monastir)9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in June in Tunisia (Monastir)10
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in July in Tunisia (Monastir)10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in August in Tunisia (Monastir)9
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in September in Tunisia (Monastir)7
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in October in Tunisia (Monastir)5
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in November in Tunisia (Monastir)3
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in December in Tunisia (Monastir)2
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Tunisia (Monastir)0
No heat & humidity in February in Tunisia (Monastir)0
No heat & humidity in March in Tunisia (Monastir)0
No heat & humidity in April in Tunisia (Monastir)0
No heat & humidity in May in Tunisia (Monastir)0
Low heat & humidity in June in Tunisia (Monastir)L
High heat & humidity in July in Tunisia (Monastir)H
High heat & humidity in August in Tunisia (Monastir)H
Moderate heat & humidity in September in Tunisia (Monastir)M
Low heat & humidity in October in Tunisia (Monastir)L
No heat & humidity in November in Tunisia (Monastir)0
No heat & humidity in December in Tunisia (Monastir)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Tunisia, represented by Monastir, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Tunisia climate overview

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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