Climate in Tunisia

Tunisia's climate is Mediterranean on the northern coast, while the inland areas range from semi-desert to desert. Coastal areas average highs of around 91F (33C) in summer and 64F (18C) in their rainy winter season. The inland desert areas are even hotter during summer, producing desert winds that cause a strong increase in temperature, a drop in humidity and sandstorms in the coastal and mountainous regions. Temperatures during these periods (June to September) can be especially hot, sometimes rising above 104F (40C). The height of summer is a popular time to visit, but many people prefer to go between October and May when the temperature is more comfortable, or in the spring (March to May) when there are magnificent displays of wild flowers throughout the countryside.