Hammamet: April Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||45 %|
|Rainfall days||9 days|
|Chance of Rain||16 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||2 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||10 %|
Averages for Hammamet in April
By April in Hammamet, spring has well and truly arrived in the area. The temperatures continue to rise, as summer is jut around the corner. At this time of the year, expect long and hot days that are often much more enjoyable than the summer days, when the stiflingly temperatures can be uncomfortable.
Although the prime tourism season has yet to arrive, many find that this is a much more enjoyable time of the year to travel to Hammamet, as April sees hot and pleasant weather without the crowds of tourists and the extreme temperatures.
You may well find you can still get an off-season discount on your accommodation in April, too.
The average daily temperature in Hammamet is 19°C (67°F) and this can reach highs of 18°C and lows of 15°C.
The average temperature of the sea at this time of the year is 16°C (59°F).
There is on average 40 mm over 7 days of rainfall seen throughout this month.
Hammamet sees on average 10 hours of sunshine each day throughout this month.
Dates for the diary
Transahara Run is a high-octane car race that seems to have very few rules. Competitors basically just have to find the quickest way to cover the 6,000-km / 3,728-mile journey from Tunis to the Atlantic Ocean, taking in the Sahara Desert along the way.
Things to do
Keep the kids happy and head to Friguia Park, which is located just outside of the city centre of Hammamet. This zoo and wildlife area is built on a hill that is far away from the hustle and bustle of Tunisian city streets. Here, you can take a break from city life and enjoy a stroll through the grounds observing animals like big cats, sea lions and dolphins. One unique aspect of this zoo is that you can walk over the big cat enclosure area on a suspended platform. It may be a scary experience for those who don’t like heights but will no doubt be a fun and memorable experience for everyone else.
Friguia Park, Hammamet. Photo courtesy of Keith Roper.
Where to eat & drink
Located in the medina area of Hammamet, Restaurant La Medina is located within walking distance of many popular attractions. To get into the restaurant, you have to walk up stairs that are within the medina’s walls and it has views that overlook both the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Unlike many Tunisian restaurants, this restaurant has a drink list and a selection of wines to accompany your meal. Best of all, the Restaurant La Medina is extremely affordable and offers generous portions at a small cost.
Mashawe Hot 2 Hot, known as “Hot and Hot” by locals, is a restaurant with many local classics on its menu. It has a large menu so if you are looking to explore Tunisian cuisine, they will likely have the most options to choose from. However, it is not just local food on the menu, there are also options from Western cuisine like pizzas and pasta in case you have picky eaters in tow. Mashawe Hot 2 Hot is conveniently located next to a supermarket. After your meal, you can stop in for packaged and fresh foods to bring back to your hotel room.
If you may be homesick for a taste of home, Shakespeare is a Tunisian restaurant that serves British cuisine. Open late into the evening, this restaurant also turns into a popular nightlife spot after hours. There are British classics like fish and chips on the menu as well as steaks and other seafood courses. After hours, the bar gets extremely popular because of its range of beers and spirits available. If there is a football match on, Shakespeare will likely be the spot that will be watching it.
View from Hammamet Medina looking over the Mediterranean sea. Photo courtesy of Fotokunde.
Where to stay
SENTIDO Aziza Beach Golf & Spa is a top end hotel in the same management family as the SENTIDO Phenicia but geared more towards couples. Guests are required to be sixteen years or older. This hotel has a much more sophisticated décor inside that is perfect for romantic getaways. There is a range of programming available for adults including yoga, Zumba and other popular exercise classes. There are large suites available for couples traveling for honeymoons or special occasions.
When choosing a boutique or small hotel in Hammamet, it can be hard to find a hotel option that is popular with English-speaking tourists. Many of the smaller hotels in the region are popular with French tourists so the staff is more likely to speak French than English. However, the Riu Marco Paulo is accommodating to English-speaking tourists. This small hotel has large rooms, a spacious swimming pool area and it is located just a short walk away from the shores of the Mediterranean. There is a bar inside the hotel so you won’t have to leave to enjoy a cocktail or pint.
Riu Marco Paulo. just a short walk to the shores of the Mediterranean.
April events in Hammamet
International Congress of Gis and Geospace Applications or G
1st April 2015 to 5th April 2015
This will be the 9th edition of the Geotunis International Congress organized by the Tunisian Association for the Digital Geographic Information. Venue will be at the Elgazala Techno-park. There will be several themes and subjects - GIS and geospace applications in water management and desertification; applications in environment and security defence, and solar energy. There will also be workshops on city planning, space photography, archaeological fields, and tourism and agriculture among others. It is good to know that, in early April, Hammamet is already embracing springtime, not too hot for the beaches and not too crowded as the tourist season has not yet begun.
African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnic
27th April 2015 to 30th April 2015
Organized by the Tunisian Association of Soil Mechanics, this convention will attract the soil engineers and contractors, geologists, and academics from Africa and other parts of the world. This event aims for the exposition and exchange of views among experts and scholars on topics for better understanding of Mother Earth - soil erosion, earthquake engineering, monuments preservation and underground infrastructure. Recognitions are up for best scientific papers and most outstanding geo-technical projects.
9th April 2015
Martyr's Day is celebrated in solemn functions and ceremonies remembering the time in 1938 when many patriotic protesters where shot down by the ruling government forces. It was said to be the event that started Tunisia on the road to independence 20 years later. The commemoration is centrally held at the martyrs’ monument in Sijoumi, 45 mins from Hammamet.