Sousse: April Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||52 %|
|Rainfall days||6 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||4 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||37 %|
Averages for Sousse in April
Sousse in Tunisia has very pleasant weather during April. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the spring, Sousse is a great choice. Daytime average temperatures reach a high of 20°C (68°F) and only fall to 12°C (54°F) at night with an average temperature of 16°C (61°F) making it a very nice time to visit.
The temperature for April bounces between 20 and 25°C from the beginning of the month into the second week. The warm weather continues to increase into the month reaching 28°C by the third week though it can vary greatly within the 20s. This pattern continues through the end of the month and you can even expect to see some days hit 30°C. The weather for April provides long stretches of sunny days – sometimes up to 20 days strait with barely a cloud in the sky. You may see 1 or 2 days of rain in the beginning of the month and the last few days of the month can be wet, as well.
The sea temperature climbs slightly from the beginning of the year low temperatures to 16°C (61°F) by April which is certainly warm enough for the adventurers who want to enjoy surfing, snorkeling and jet skiing. It’s also warm enough for those who just want to feel the cool spray as they walk the beach. Pack your wetsuit and enjoy the waves.
Humidity ranges between 50 to 70 percent for the first half of April, but you can expect it to drop to the 60s and even as low as the 50s by the end of the month. The daily average humidity for April is around 71%, making it a fairly humid time of year.
The average daily wind speed in April has been around 18 km/h (that is equivalent to about 11 mph, or 10 knots). In recent years, wind speeds have sustained a maximum of 89 km/h, (that is equivalent of around 55 mph, or 48 knots). Wind speeds vary from 0-33 mph throughout the month.
Where to Stay
In the heart of Sousse resides the Tej Marhaba Hotel . Its unique interior of sculpted wood furniture is a sight to see as well as the elegant rooms. Enjoy spacious rooms with floor-to-celiing windows giving you beautiful light as well as a fabulous view. Meals are served either ‘a la carte’ or from one of three fantastic restaurants. Choose from seven different bars depending on your mood from romantic to cheerful. For entertainment, you can visit the billiard or game room, fitness center, steam bath, pool, tennis courts, sauna, and multiple disco techs. Be sure to take advantage of the all-inclusive package.
El Mouradi Port El Kantaoui is located alongside a beach of fine sand in the heart of the resort of Port el Kantaoui. It sits opposite the 36-hole El Kantaoui golf course and 10 km from the town of Sousse. The natural beauty is overwhelming with gardens, wide open spaces, and palm trees surrounding making it an ideal place for your family holiday. Choose from double, triple and quadruple rooms as well as junior suites. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a terrace or balcony as well as a telephone, full bath, and satellite TV. The hotel offers many modern amenities such as a beauty parlour, sauna, spa and massage. As for your meals, the hotel offers four restaurants, themed evenings and room service. It also has five bars and a nightclub. There are also four outdoor pools; two for children and two for adults, and a Jacuzzi. In addition to this, enjoy billiards, table tennis and darts among other hotel leisure activities.
Things to do
The Sousse Catacombs spread over 5 km and were built underground around the end of the 1st Century by Christians to bury their dead at the time of the persecution. There are no less than 15,000 burial places. These catacombs were not only a secret graveyard but also a shelter and place of worship for Christians up until the end of the 4th Century. They are well-maintained but minimally accessible to the public. It’s best to do some research online about this amazing place before coming as there is not much English translation available once you get there.
Located on the south side of the Medina on top of a hill is the citadel, Kasbah. Built in 859 AD originally as a fortress, this irregularly shaped building is both mysterious and beautiful; the mosaics inside are worth the visit but the gardens are truly breath-taking. The museum gardens are the only place in the medina where you can climb the walls, giving you a truly remarkable view of the city.
Hit the beach
If you’re looking for soft golden sand, Monastir Beach is the place to go. Water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving are plentiful on this beach and it is known for having the premier diving school of Tunisia. In addition to that, enjoy camel or horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, Banana boats, Motorboats and sailing. After a day of sunbathing and playing, head just six miles away to enjoy a night viewing of Monastir’s illuminated domes and gilt-tipped minarets.
Where to eat & drink
Big Baba's Hawaiian Shave Ice is a must have dessert while in Sousse. The treat is made with “snow” using shaved ice, creamy ice cream, and your choice of flavors from strawberry to almond; pineapple and pomegranate is a must try. This delicious treat is sure to please the whole family. Big Babba’s is located in Bou Jaffer on the Corniche after Caruso’s Pizzeria.
Located next to the Saloon Bar, the Farmers Steakhouse is a great stop for any meal. Enjoy a salad and steak but be sure to save room for dessert; the Profiteroles are superbly rich and decadent.