Tunisia located in North Africa enjoys both an African and Mediterranean climate depending on where you intend visiting. The area enjoys mostly hot and dry summers and mild and wet winters, making it the ideal tourist destination throughout the year.
The hottest months tend to be from May to September where the days are hot sometimes reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the evenings are milder. In the south closer to the Sahara Desert you will find a semi-arid climate that can be scorching in the summer months, where coastal areas such as Tunis, Tunisia’s capital, enjoys the benefits of a cool sea breeze.
Winter is mild and runs from October to February with December being the wettest month of the year with an average of 70mm of rain. Temperatures still get to 45 degrees Fahrenheit during winter where you can still experience a lot of sunshine. The rain tends to be heavy showers which don’t last for very long, enabling visitors to still enjoy their stay even in the milder winter months.
Spring and autumn tend to be the most popular times to visit, this is when the area has pleasant temperatures that still enable you to lie on the beach and soak up the sun or enjoy a tour in the Sahara Desert without getting scorched. Autumn does experience more rain than spring, but the rain falls are short lived and far between.
Djerba Island has a mild climate and barely any rain throughout the year and hot days are enjoyed by cool sea breezes where Sousse tends to experience a typical Mediterranean climate as does the capital, Tunis.
With the average temperature being 65 degrees Fahrenheit your travel dates should be influenced by what you want to do and see while in Tunisia. If you intend travelling the desert, then staying away from the hottest summer months will ensure you get to enjoy the experience that little bit more.