Sousse: February Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||49 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||24 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||2 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||38 %|
Averages for Sousse in February
Sousse in Tunisia during February enjoys mild weather. Sousse is a great choice if you’re looking for an escape from the bitter winds of winter. Daytime average temperatures reach a high of 17°C (63°F) and only fall to 7°C (45°F) at night with an average temperature of 12°C (54°F) making it a comfortable time to visit.
Although February competes with January and March as Sousse’s coldest month, it is rare for the temperature to drop below zero. Early February averages a high of anywhere from 15-20°C, enjoying mostly sunny days with an average of only one rainy day per week. Temperatures can climb quickly from 20 to 25° by the third week. This climb deescalates by the end of the month, balancing out into the high teens with mostly sunny skies. Rain can still be expected up to once a week. The coldest temperatures for the month stay between 5°C and 11°C (45°F-50°F).
The sea temperature remains at its lowest temperature of the year in February at 15°C (59°F). This is still warm enough for the adventurers who want to enjoy surfing, snorkeling and jet skiing, as well as those who just want to feel the cool spray as they walk the beach, so pack your wetsuit and enjoy the waves.
Humidity stays in the 60s and 70s for the first half of February, and you can expect it to stay there through the end of the month with the exception of a few 50 and 80% days. The daily average humidity for February is around 62%, making it quite pleasant.
The average daily wind speed in February has been around 16 km/h (that is equivalent to about 10 mph, or 9 knots). Wind speeds vary from 0-32 mph throughout the month and in recent years have sustained the maximum speed of 93 km/h, (that is equivalent of around 58 mph, or 50 knots) making it a very windy time of year.
Where to Stay
Riadh Palms is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Sousse among the beautiful beaches in Tunisia. As you admire the surroundings of this hotel, you’ll realize how fitting the name is; Riadh Palms is set among a realm of palm trees. Luxury and technology come together to create the perfect relaxing atmosphere for your holiday. You’ll enjoy plenty of amenities when you stay at the Riadh Palms such as a heated indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa center, a beauty salon, restaurants, bars, a snack bar, a coffee and tea lounge, and a shopping gallery. There’s also free Wi-Fi in the lobby.
Enjoy a gorgeous balcony view from your room where you can admire either the Mediterranean Sea or Sousse’s center, the Medina. Rooms also come with individual washrooms and toilet rooms, a blowdryer, a loggia, satellite television, and a telephone. The mini-bar is available upon request for additional fees. During the day, enjoy sports activities and games near the pool and beach. Kids love the mini club programme. Every evening features a different show with sketches, cabaret or dances. For the adults, the nightclubs are a must visit at the Riadh Palms; they are known for having the biggest party in Sousse.
At the Orient Palace Hotel, the mission is to provide an exceptional offering at every level. Trust, honesty and loyalty are at the core of this hotel’s values and the owners strive to gain your admiration before you ever step foot in the building. Great customer service is at the heart of the hotel. The Orient Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the city on Tijar road behind Yateem Center, making it very convenient to get anywhere in town. Whether you’re in town for holiday or business, you can relax in the comfortable rooms and enjoy amenities such as a TV, minifridge, direct dial and free Wi-Fi. Handicapped and smoking or non-smoking rooms are available upon request.
Things to do
The “Ribat” is a well-maintained monastery and fortress from the 8th Century making it one of the oldest buildings in Sousse. Learn more about Sousse’s rich history as you hear the story of soldier monks who took in travelers to teach them the Koran. Located in the northeast corner of the Medina, you’ll know it by its soaring watchtower. For an additional small fee, you can take pictures while you visit which you’ll want to do to capture the panoramic views from the top. Wear your walking shoes, though; it will take you more than 75 steps to get up there.
Dar Am Taieb is a favorite of families’ with children. An artistic phenomenon, this attraction offers art, sculpture, mosaics, decorations and songs as well as refreshments intended to please all viewers. Adults will love the marble works and pictures. This is not your traditional art adventure; many of the pieces are exquisitely strange and the Dar Am Taieb is known for being an eclectic experience.
Where to eat & drink
Restaurant du Peuple is great for families with children or if you’re dining on a budget and want to enjoy the local cuisine. This authentic Tunisian café is located just inside the Medina and is easy to find. The affordable prices don’t interfere with service; this restaurant is known for being fast and friendly. Be sure to try the favorite grilled fish with cumin, “poisson au cumin” and you won’t be disappointed.
You can find the Ristorante Una Storia opposite the Moevenpick hotel and it’s well worth a visit for your meal. They are known for excellent service from a friendly staff but you’re sure to enjoy their affordable prices, as well. The atmosphere is clean and inviting and the food is top quality. There’s a great range of drinks on the menu and the fish soup is a must try.