Located in the northern Sahara region of Africa, Tunisia is a country with a generally warm climate throughout the entire year. The heat is dry and not extremely hot, with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 70s during the day. August is generally the hottest month and it isn’t uncommon for temperatures to climb into the upper 80s during daylight hours. The sun can also be extremely intense however, so be sure to pack a pair of sunglasses, with VU radiation protection if possible. Drink plenty of water too as that sun will make you quite thirsty.

Evenings during the summer months can be mild but not exactly too chilly. The deserts can cool down, especially closer to the ocean so even in the summer you may require a light jacket for those evening walks on the beach. As Sousse is on the Mediterranean you’ll be sure to feel some of the daily sea breezes.

The winters in Tunisia and the Sousse area can be a bit wetter, and November through March is the rainy season. Temperatures average in the high 60s throughout the winter months, but there can be days were it dips a little lower during the day, and almost near freezing after dark. Snowfall almost never occurs near the ocean, but does occasionally fall in the country’s highlands.

More common, but still infrequent are the hot winds that can move off the Sahara and can cause temperatures to climb well past 100 degrees!