Weather in Tunisia in August

Is August a good time to visit Tunisia?

As is the case around most of the Mediterranean coast, August is the height of the summer season for Tunisia in north Africa, which plays host to hordes of holiday-makers. The long, sandy beaches and strung out resorts of Tunisia’s coast, however, offer plenty of room for everybody to enjoy fun in the sun, and the ambience is relaxed, feeling relatively uncrowded. The weather in Tunisia in August is superbly hot and sunny – too hot to visit the desert down in the south, but ideal for a beach holiday in the north.  


Climate in Tunisia in August  

Imagine long, sandy beaches, exotic Moorish-style resort hotels, blazing sunshine for 11 hours a day, and a sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F), then you have a picture of Tunisia’s holiday Mediterranean coast  during August. The weather  may possibly be just a tad too hot to be out in the midday sun. Temperatures in Tunisia during August average a daytime maximum of 33°C (91.4°F). The nights will be slightly cooler, under starry skies, with a minimum average of 22°C (71.6°F) – just right for dining al fresco or walking along a moonlit beach.

Although the climate data for Tunisia in August gives a slight probability of rain, with 11mm maximum and perhaps two rainy days during the month, it is unlikely a brief shower or two will be noticed on your Tunisian holiday.

What's on in Tunisia in August

Tunisia pulls out all the stops to give tourists a good time during August, the resorts being particularly lively as far as activities and entertainment goes, and music and drama festivals abounding in the historic sites and towns. In various venues throughout Tunis the Medina Festival provides some colour and excitement with performances of traditional music.    

What to pack for a holiday in Tunisia in August    

Choose light-coloured clothing to reflect the heat, and go for cool fabrics for you holiday in Tunisia in August. Swimwear is essential, as is sunscreen, a sunhat and sunglasses.