Weather in Tunisia in March

Is March a good time to visit Tunisia?

Tunisia in March is drying out and warming up as the cool, wet winter weather diminishes and spring gradually sets in. There will be plenty of sunshine and bikini weather is on the cards for a great deal of your holiday in Tunisia. We are talking the Mediterranean coastal regions of this North African country, but down south in the desert the conditions are eternally dry with hot days and cold nights, maybe a little more bearable at this time of year than others, so it is a good time for desert excursions. From mid-March onwards wild flowers begin to bloom, making the countryside very pretty under sunny skies.

Climate in Tunisia in March

Spring arrives in Tunisia in mid-March, and throughout the month the winter rainfall decreases, the daily hours of sunshine lengthening, in the beach holiday resorts of Hammamet, Skanes and Port El KantaouiThe average rainfall for March month in Mediterranean Tunisia is 18°C (64.4°F), but there will be several days of your Tunisian holiday which will be much warmer. Nights are cool to chilly, but the skies should stay mainly clear with an average rainfall for the month of March statistically recorded as 43mm, across nine wet days.

What to do in Tunisia in March

March is a popular month for trade fairs in Tunisia, when the country showcases its agriculture, industry and handcrafts in a series of expos which draws international interest. As far as local festivals goes, March is a good month to visit the desert regions down south, particularly the annual Ksour Festival, which has the locals, many of whom live in cave-houses in the rocky outcrops around the town,  joining visitors in a celebration of local music and dance.

What to pack for a holiday in Tunisia in March

Beachwear, sunscreen, shorts and t-shirts should be your first consideration when packing for a holiday in Tunisia in March. A rainproof poncho for sudden showers in the Mediterranean area will be useful, and you will definitely need a warm jacket for night-time wherever you are in Tunisia in March.