Is November a good time to visit Tunisia?
The temperature drops into the realms of warm to mild in Tunisia’s Mediterranean resorts during November, and the frequency – but not the volume – of rain notches up slightly. This does not mean, however, that there is a lack of sunny days or that a sun tan is out of the question. For those who like their holiday heat somewhat tempered, November is a very pleasant time to travel to Tunisia. November is also a good month for excursions into the southern desert regions of Tunisia, which are dry as ever, but offer bearable daytime temperatures, although nights are exceedingly cold.
Climate in Tunisia in November
With an average maximum temperature of 20°C (68°F), Tunisia in November is heading for its cool, wet winter season, but there is still plenty of sunshine to be had – up to six hours a day on average for the month. Sunbathing is pleasant by the pool or beach, but sea bathing may be a little too chilly with the water temperature at around 19°C (66.2°F). When it comes to rain, expect a couple of overcast, wet days during your holiday – a good time to heal the sunburn and enjoy a relaxing day reading and resting! This is a winter rainfall region, and winter is almost here! The statistical average rainfall for Tunisia in November is 57mm
, with an average of 6.1 rainy days, which still leaves plenty of sunny days during the month to work on your tan.
What to do in Tunisia in November
The daytime temperatures being cooler than in the height of summer, sight-seeing and excursions are a more attractive proposition, so make the most of what is on offer! The Roman ruins at Carthage, the blue and white town of Sidi Bou
Said, the desert movie locations near Tozeur
and the archaeological
sites of Dougga
are all open in November and can be explored in comfortable weather conditions.
What to pack
Bring your swimsuit, but unless you don’t mind a chilly sea temperature you will be sunbathing rather than sea-bathing. When out on excursions or shopping in the souks
, respectful attire for this Muslim country (no plunging necklines or super-short shorts) will be appreciated by the locals. For day time pack light, loose clothing that is not too revealing, and for evenings, which are cool, a light jacket and trousers are recommended.