Tunisia Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Tunisia, TN, North Africa)

When it comes to talking about the weather in Tunisia, it is important to note that the country enjoys not one climate, but three different ones. Depending on whereabouts you are staying, rainfall and temperature will vary somewhat.

The varying climate zones cover a vast area of land, being spread across very different geographical landscapes. These zones include the north of the country, which is influenced by the Mediterranean Sea.

The central region is semi-arid. The distinctly arid south comprises the Sahara Desert, which makes up almost half of the land area of Tunisia. Basically, as you head further south, the weather becomes warmer and drier.

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

Spring time occurs between March and June. These months are often seen as the best time to visit Tunisia, because average temperatures are more comfortable. This may be an important factor to bear in mind if you prefer to engage in sightseeing rather than beach lounging. This time of year also hails the arrival of beautiful displays of wild flowers. Similarly, September and October, which make up Tunisia's autumn season, are also good months to visit. Sea temperatures are still relatively warm at this time of the year.

The hottest summer months are in July and August. Maximum average temperatures on the coast are around 21°C / 70°F. This can rise to 32°C / 90°F or even higher in inland areas and in the more southerly part of the country. This is also the driest time of year in Tunisia.

Tunisia's winters are usually mild. Indeed, the coldest month tends to be January, when average temperatures can drop to 7°C / 45°F along the coast and rise to an average of 14°C / 57°F. In inland areas, average winter temperatures can rise to a maximum of 18°C / 64°F. Rainfall is highest at this time of the year, so a rain jacket may come in quite handy.

Tunisia Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



16°C / 61°F
7°C / 45°F


16°C / 61°F
8°C / 46°F


19°C / 66°F
9°C / 48°F


21°C / 70°F
11°C / 52°F


26°C / 79°F
15°C / 59°F


30°C / 86°F
18°C / 64°F


33°C / 91°F
21°C / 70°F


34°C / 93°F
22°C / 72°F


31°C / 88°F
20°C / 68°F


26°C / 79°F
16°C / 61°F


21°C / 70°F
12°C / 54°F


17°C / 63°F
9°C / 48°F