Tunisians love to talk about Tunisia’s weather. Summer, Fall, Spring and Winter, each has their own unique traits, and the seasons vary from North to South. And in a country with long coastlines and different landscapes, every time of the year is a new reason to spend time outdoors, year-round, whatever the weather.
Located in the northernmost part of Africa, Tunisia has a unique position in regard to the diversity of its landscapes; Mountainous lands in the northwest, a long coastline extending from the north to the south east and the Sahara desert spreading throughout the south of the country.
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This diversity in the landscape leads to a very diverse nature and a weather typical of a Mediterranean country with hot and dry summers and mild winters.
Weather for Tunisia
The northern part of Tunisia has a typical Mediterranean climate especially during summer. Hot and dry weather is the typical summer day, with temperature reaching 40 degrees or more. Summertime is the most popular period for tourists to visit the country because of the hot weather that the country experiences from the month of June till September.
The coastal part of Tunisia experiences more traffic during this time of the year than any other region because of its proximity to the beaches that represent the main attraction for tourists and Tunisians alike during summer.
The north-western part of the countries is the coldest during wintertime because of the series of mountains that characterize it. It is common for temperatures to fall below 0 degrees and for snow to fall.
This region sees a particular interest each winter from many Tunisians, as many visit solely for seeing snow and experiencing a much colder winter than in any other part of the country.
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The southern part of the country also sees an increase in visits from Tunisians and tourists during winter and spring as the weather is much more attractive during those periods of the year.
Although the desert can get very cold during the night with temperature falling to 0 degrees sometimes, it is still the perfect time to visit the Sahara desert and visit the different sites located in the south. On rare occasions, snow falls during the night in the desert creating an otherworldly landscape that combines two opposites.
Spring and autumn have an average temperature range of 14 to 28 degrees making it the most comfortable weather, not too cold or too hot. During these seasons, the temperature and weather can change drastically form day to day and even within the same day as it is common to have hot sunny mornings and rainy cold afternoons.
It is during the months of October, November, March, April and May that the weather is most agreeable and perfect for hikes.
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