Sousse: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||59 %|
|Rainfall days||6 days|
|Chance of Rain||22 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||1 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||20 %|
Averages for Sousse in October
Sousse in Tunisia has wonderfully pleasant weather during October. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the fall, Sousse is a great choice. Daytime average temperatures reach a high of 25°C (77°F) and only fall to 16°C (61°F) at night with an average temperature of 21°C (70°F) making it a lovely time to visit.
The weather fluctuates between about 27 and 30°C from the beginning of the month into the second week with a couple of random above 30 days. The warm weather continues on this way reaching a high of 32°C or a low of 25°C about once a week through the end of the month. The weather for October can be very cloudy and rainy. The first week of the month you can expect rain nearly daily but that decreases as the month goes and by the second and third week, it’s sunny days. By the end of the month, you will see some rain again a couple of times a week.
Fall can be a bit wet in Sousse. You can expect an average of 6 rainy days for the month with the average monthly amount of precipitation around 48 mm. With 7 bright hours of sunshine a day, however, the weather in October can still be quite enjoyable.
The sea temperature drops only a couple of degrees from September reaching 22°C (72°F). This is the ideal time for adventurers who want to enjoy surfing, snorkeling and jet skiing to get out in the water without the crowds of summertime. The temperature makes for a lovely barefoot walk along the beach, as well.
Humidity stays between 50 and 80% for most of October but will see numbers reach as low as 37% and as high as 100%. The daily average for October is around 69%, making it a pretty comfortable time of year.
The average daily wind speed in October has been around 14 km/h (that is equivalent to about 9 mph, or 8 knots). Wind speeds vary from 8-28 mph throughout the month and in recent years have sustained the maximum speed of 78 km/h, (that is equivalent of around 48 mph, or 42 knots).
Where to Stay
The El Mouradi Palm Marina was built in a Hispano-Moorish style and is located close to the Marina at Port el Kantaoui. Surrounded by gardens that lead to a beach of fine sand, the El Mouradi Palm Marina is the ideal hotel for a wonderful holiday. If you love to golf, you’re in luck; the 36-hole El Kantaoui golf course is only two km away. As for the rooms, you’ll enjoy air conditioning, a terrace or balcony, a full bathroom with separate toilet, direct-dial telephone,
satellite TV, hair dryer, safe, mini fridge and Wi-Fi connection.
Also, 24-hour room service is available. When you’re hungry, there’s much to choose from; there are four restaurants including an a la carte restaurant and three bars. There is also a Moorish café and a night club. For your leisure, enjoy the thalassotherapy centre, which is integrated into the hotel providing you with a seawater pool, 30 treatment cabins, a hammam, 2 saunas and a fitness centre.
The Dessole Rivera Resort is a Tunisian style hotel located in Port El Kantoui. If you choose Dessole Rivera Resort, your surroundings will include a gently sloping sandy beach and a 36-hole golf course. Each room has a balcony or a terrace as well as WC, bath, split cooling, satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer and balcony or terrace. When you get hungry, you’re sure to love the restaurants and bars on site. Choose from buffet style to snack bar to ice cream shop. A la Carte options are available, as well. If you’re looking for something lighter, visit the piano bar, pool bar, beach bar, cocktail bar, Café Maure or the Bar Disco.
For entertainment, you’re sure to enjoy one of the three pools, gymnastics, step aerobics, aero relax, beach volleyball, football or dance. In addition to this, you can play darts, take belly dancing lessons, play table tennis, boccia, free chess, backgammon, or cards. As for waters sports, try wind surfing, sailing, pedaloes, or the jet ski. Visit the spa center for a real treat; gym, Turkish bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, peeling, hairdresser, manicure, and pedicure are all the services available to pamper you on your holiday.
Things to Do
There is plenty to do at Port El Kantaqui. It is the second largest marina in Tunisia and was built in the 1970s as a means to attract tourists. It is a gorgeous harbour which is a short walk from most of the main tourist hotels in Sousse. You’ll see beautiful boats and yachts in the marina but along the edge of it are the main tourist attractions; shops, restaurants, cafés and more all intended to provide a tranquil experience for you on your holiday.
For more shopping opportunities, you must try shopping in the Sousse Medina. Located on a hillside in the center of the city, this is one of the finest medinas in Tunisia. Meander through the narrow streets filled with shops selling almost everything you could think of including leather and wooden goods. Go with a sense of humor and enjoy shopping and culture at the same time where you can try your hand at bargaining. A tip: saying “la la shoekarin” means “no thank you.”
Where to Eat & Drink
At Planet Food you’ll enjoy pizza, pasta, meat, poultry, seafood, calzone, panini or burgers. You’ll get your food fast here but not at the expense of taste; you’re in for a real treat with delicious food in a fun atmosphere.
Franco Gelato & Caffe is an affordable coffee shop that offers ice cream, pizza and pasta. Try the panini and chips and you will leave satisfied. Bring the kids for a milkshake while you enjoy a little espresso in the afternoon. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Be sure to ask for the Wi-Fi code to enjoy it for free.