Climate and monthly weather forecast
Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia


The climate of Al-Qayrawan

Al-Qayrawan experiences a subtropical steppe climate, categorised as BSh according to the Köppen climate classification. This type of climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and dry weather conditions. Located in the heartland of Tunisia, Al-Qayrawan often experiences a shift in weather patterns throughout the year.

Throughout the year, temperatures in Al-Qayrawan can range from lows of 6.2°C (43.2°F) during colder months to highs of 36.8°C (98.2°F) during the warmer periods. Notably, there is significant variation in temperature distribution, with the highest temperature generally occurring in July and the lowest in January.

Relative humidity also exhibits monthly fluctuations, ranging from 49% to a maximum of 65%. The driest period is evident in the months of July when the humidity sits at a low 49%, while the most humid periods occur during winter months with an average relative humidity of 65%.

Rainfall distribution in Al-Qayrawan varies across the year with a general trend towards drier summers and somewhat wetter winters. Rainfall totals can reach up to 49mm (1.93") in October, contrasting starkly with the drier months from June to August where rainfall can dwindle to a mere 7mm (0.28"). The number of rainy days also varies, ranging from 1 day in July to 5 days during transition months such as February, March, April, and October.

The best time to visit Al-Qayrawan

The optimal time to visit Al-Qayrawan depends largely on the visitor's preferences. According to the provided data, the most favorable weather conditions generally occur between April and June. During this period, temperatures average from 23.3°C (73.9°F) to 32.9°C (91.2°F), providing warm and welcoming environments for various outdoor activities. Furthermore, these months show reduced rainfall, descending from 30mm (1.18") in April to 11mm (0.43") in June and a low number of rainy days, making it an ideal time for sightseeing.

The worst time to visit Al-Qayrawan

Conversely, the least favorable time to visit Al-Qayrawan would arguably be from July to September. During these months, the city experiences extremely high temperatures, reaching up to 36.8°C (98.2°F). Coupled with lower relative humidity levels, this heat can be oppressive for visitors unaccustomed to such conditions. Despite the low rainfall during this period, the uncomfortable temperatures make it less ideal for visiting.

Spring weather in Al-Qayrawan

In Al-Qayrawan, spring extends from March to May, providing mild to warm weather conditions. During this period, temperatures increase gradually, starting from 20.2°C (68.4°F) in March and rising to 28.3°C (82.9°F) in May. Rainfall also decreases over the spring months, with 33mm (1.3") in March, reducing to 19mm (0.75") by May. As the season progresses, the relative humidity decreases while daylight increases, translating to more sunshine hours for excellent sightseeing opportunities.

Summer weather in Al-Qayrawan

Summer in Al-Qayrawan spans from June to August. This season is characterized by scorching temperatures, reaching up to 36.8°C (98.2°F) in July. June presents a relatively cooler environment at 32.9°C (91.2°F), slowly escalating in July, and slightly cooling off at 36.3°C (97.3°F) in August. During summer, rainfall is notably lower, reaching an average low of 7mm (0.28") in July. The number of sunshine hours peaks in this period, averaging around 11 hours daily in July.

Autumn weather in Al-Qayrawan

The fall season stretches from September to November. During autumn, temperatures gradually decrease from 31.9°C (89.4°F) in September to 21.6°C (70.9°F) in November. The month of October witnesses the highest rainfall of the year, recording 49mm (1.93"), along with an increase in the number of days with rain. However, the hours of daylight gradually reduce throughout the season, as do the hours of sunshine.

Winter weather in Al-Qayrawan

The winter months of December, January, and February in Al-Qayrawan offer a stark contrast to the sizzling summer months. Temperatures average between 16.9°C (62.4°F) and 6.2°C (43.2°F), and there’s a marked increase in relative humidity, averaging 65%. Rainfall during winter averages from 24mm (0.94") in December, slightly decreasing to 24mm (0.94") in February. The sunshine hours decline significantly as well, with averages dropping to just approximately 6 hours in December.

Weather in January

The year in Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia starts off temperate, with conditions considerably colder compared to those of upcoming months. The city experiences the lowest daylight hours, with an average of 10.1h. The temperature varies from 6.2°C (43.2°F) to 16.9°C (62.4°F). Weather in January »

Weather in February

February in Al-Qayrawan marks a slight increase in temperature and daylight hours. Gradual increase in temperatures, break of daylight early in the morning and later at night, hint at the upcoming spring. However, the atmosphere remains relatively crisp with touch of winter cold. Weather in February »

Weather in March

In March, the transition towards spring is more apparent. The amount of sunshine starts to increase, lined up with longer daylight hours, hinting at the onset of the warmer months. The general weather pattern can be categorized as 'spring-like', with comfortable temperatures and skies shifting between clouds and clear. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April maintains a pleasant weather in Al-Qayrawan. With an increased duration of daylight hours and a rise in average temperatures, dawns become warmer and more extended. With most of the high rainfall period behind, April strikes a balance between the earlier spring weather and upcoming summer heat. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May brings about a significant change in Al-Qayrawan's weather, marking the transition towards a summer climate. As the amount of daylight further expands, the city becomes brighter and livelier. The decreasing humidity, coupled with a significant reduction in rainfall, signifies the beginning of the drier season. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June begins the full-fledged summer months in Al-Qayrawan. The city warms up remarkably, with temperatures peaking at 32.9°C (91.2°F), and the rainfall days decreasing to a minimum of two. Long daylight hours give ample time for various activities, although it is advisable to protect oneself from the midday sun. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July is the hottest month in Al-Qayrawan with temperatures soaring up to 36.8°C (98.2°F). This heat, coupled with minimal rainfall of 7mm (0.28"), makes the climate dry and noticeably warm. Despite longer daylight hours, outdoor activities may make one wilt under the sweltering afternoon sun. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August weather in Al-Qayrawan remains close to that of July, with blistering heat and low humidity. Although the temperatures lower slightly to a maximum of 36.3°C (97.3°F), they remain significantly high in general. While the skies remain predominantly clear, there's a small increase in rainfall making this month slightly cooler. Weather in August »

Weather in September

The month of September brings some relief from the high summer temperatures in Al-Qayrawan. Gradual cooling begins, and there's a significant rise in humidity levels as well as in the number of rainfall days. Despite high temperatures up to 31.9°C (89.4°F), a decrease in daylight hours signifies the winding down of the summer season. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Al-Qayrawan signifies the arrival of autumn with a noticeable fall in temperatures and an increase in rainfall. The days shorten and nights lengthen, bringing a chill in the morning and evening air. Despite the decrease in temperature, the city remains bright with abundant sunshine hours and diminishing rainfall as the month progresses. Weather in October »

Weather in November

As Al-Qayrawan enters November, the autumn colors come out in full display. The temperature continues to fall, and the city nears the coldness of the winter season. With reduced hours of sunshine and daylight, the days shorten markedly. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December in Al-Qayrawan marks the beginning of the winter season. The temperatures fall to a range of 7.2°C (45°F) to 17.8°C (64°F), with the city experiencing the coolest days of the year. The number of sunshine hours decreases to a minimal 6h, and daylight lasts for only 9.8h. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Al-Qayrawan?

Al-Qayrawan notes the coldest temperatures in January, with a average high of 16.9°C (62.4°F) and a low of 6.2°C (43.2°F).

How many days does it rain in Al-Qayrawan?

Throughout the year, there are 45 rainfall days, and 313mm (12.32") of precipitation is accumulated.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Al-Qayrawan?

The months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

When are the longest days in Al-Qayrawan?

The month with the longest days is June, with an average of 14h and 30min of daylight.

What time of the year is the hottest in Al-Qayrawan?

Temperature records in Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia, mark July as the warmest month, with highs averaging 36.8°C (98.2°F) and lows at 20.6°C (69.1°F).

What is the least humid month in Al-Qayrawan?

With an average relative humidity of 49%, July is the least humid month in Al-Qayrawan.

What is the driest month in Al-Qayrawan?

The month with the least rainfall is July, when the rain falls for 1 days and typically collects 7mm (0.28") of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Al-Qayrawan?

The month with the most sunshine in Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia, is July, with an average of 11.7h of sunshine.

What are the most humid months in Al-Qayrawan?

The months with the highest humidity in Al-Qayrawan are October through December, with an average relative humidity of 65%.

What is the rainiest month in Al-Qayrawan?

The month with the most rainfall in Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia, is October, when the rain falls for 5 days and typically aggregates up to 49mm (1.93") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Al-Qayrawan?

The month with the shortest days in Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia, is December, with an average of 9h and 48min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Al-Qayrawan?

Al-Qayrawan does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). CET timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

Average temperature - Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (36.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16.9°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (21.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (6.2°C).


Average humidity
Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

Average humidity - Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

The months with the highest relative humidity are October, November and December (65%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (49%).


Average rainfall
Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

Average rainfall - Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (49.2mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (6.7mm).


Average rainfall days
Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

Average rainfall days - Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

The months with the highest number of rainy days are February, March, April and October (5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (1 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 48min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6h and 0min).


Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia

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