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Weather Sousse

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31 Oct

Local Time: 06:09 CET UK Time: 05:09 GMT
West 2mph
  • Sunrise 06:36
  • Sunset 17:23
  • Moonrise 12:27
  • Moonset 23:22
Temp feels like: 64°F (18°C)
Length of Day: 9h 47m
Humidity: 73 %
Dew Point: 59°F (15°C)
Pressure: 30.15 " (1021 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)

Average for October: 70°F (21°C)

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Weather Overview for Sousse

Sousse is Tunisia’s third largest city and located 150 km from the capital of Tunis. It is also one of the most popular holiday destinations with its mild Mediterranean climate and fantastic shoreline. Situated on the Gulf of Hammamet in the Mediterranean, it is a great place for a holiday of rest and relaxation. The best time to visit Sousse is between the months of May and October, however, in the height of summer, the heat can be unbearable.

old city sousse tunisia

Sousse, Tunisia.


Summers are hot with temperatures sometimes reaching a scorching 40°C in July. It remains very warm at night, with temperatures at about 22°C to 28°C. It is imperative that your hotel has air conditioning to help combat the heat.

Situated on the Gulf of Hammamet, Sousse is saved from extreme heat of the south because of its coastal breezes. The summer months of June, July, August and September are characterised by long, hot, sunny days and warm nights. Temperatures are about 28°C to 31°C, and it can get even hotter than that, and the night-time lows are usually 20°C to 22°C. Humidity is on the higher side at 71% to 72 %, however rainfall is seldom, with September recording the highest rainfall at 18mm. Visitors often love to indulge in swimming with beautiful sea temperatures of 20°C to 25°C. The sun shines for a massive nine to twelve hours with August clocking the highest amount of sunshine per day.


The months of October and November see temperatures still well within the 20’s. October records highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C, and November is cooler at 21°C on the higher side and 12 °C on the lower side. The sea is still warm at 21°C to 22°C, so you can still enjoy all the sea has to offer. This is also a good time to visit, even more so if you want to beat the crowds of summer. October records the highest rainfall in the year with 48mm of rain, and it rains for about five to six days on average during this season. The humidity level falls slightly to 64% to 69%, and there are about seven hours of sunshine a day, which may cut your day short but there is still a lot you can do inside the hotels and resorts.


In winter, the temperatures recorded are about 16°C to 18°C and the night-time lows can dip down to 6°C to 9°C, so you will need a sweater or a jacket for the evening. The sea is cool at 15°C to 17°C, which is quite cold for a swim. There are usually five to six days of rain with an average rainfall of 42mm in December, 31mm in January and 17mm in February and the average humidity is anywhere from 62% to 67%. The sun shines for a minimal six to seven hours so there is not much that can be done during the few hours of sunlight. It is not really the ideal time to visit Sousse.



The spring months of March, April and May see average high temperatures of 19°C, 20°C and 23°C, and average low temperatures of 10°C, 12°C and 15°C, respectively. The average sea temperature is still at 15°C to 17°C so it is still quite cold for a leisurely swim. In March, there could be as many as seven days of rain and the average rainfall is about 22mm, 32mm and 14mm respectively. The humidity starts to build up at 65% to 71%. There are about seven hours of sunshine in March, and this increases to about eight hours in April. May sees a good ten hours of sunshine.

Sousse is in Africa and is saved from the hot desert winds by its location on the coast. Summers are warm and temperatures can rise quite high, while the winters are mild with a bit of rain. Sousse is near the resorts of Skanes and Monastir. Peak season is from April to October, and it can get crowded during this period. During the off-peak season, the weather is still good and one can take advantage of having less people milling around as well as the off-peak rates in the hotels.


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