Tunis – it’s in Africa, so it’s sweltering hot, right?  No, not at all.  Although summers can certainly get warm in Tunis, they are not unbearably uncomfortable and, in fact, have more moderate temperatures than many other summer travel destinations.  The hottest month of the years is August, which has an average temperature of only 83 degrees.  The average high temperature for that month is about ten degrees hotter and the average low about ten degrees cooler.  This twenty degree drop from day to night makes the evenings feel enjoyably cool.  Visitors should know that there are high levels of humidity which do make the temperature feel hotter than it is.

As for colder days, winter begins in December, with an average temperature of fifty five degrees.  The coldest month of the year is February, which has an average low temperature just above forty five degrees and an average high temperature just above sixty degrees.  This means that it does not get cold enough to snow in Tunis.

It rains moderately throughout the year, with the rainy season beginning at the end of September and continuing through February.   There is moderate rain in the spring and virtually no rain throughout the summer.   Updated weather information is available at Weather Underground ( http://www.wunderground.com/global/st... ).