Climate and monthly weather forecast
Gabes, Tunisia


The climate of Gabes

Situated in Tunisia, Gabes bears the mark of a subtropical desert climate, categorized under the Köppen climate classification as BWh. Cutting across the climatic parameters, the temperature oscillates from a low point of 7.5°C (45.5°F) in winter to a peak of 31.3°C (88.3°F) in the warm embrace of summer. Apart from a contrasting temperature scale, the annual precipitation scale underscores a considerable variation in the amount and frequency of rainfall.

Gabes' years are classified by significant fluctuations in sunshine hours, from the lower spectrum of 6.8 hours in winter to an impressive figure of 12 hours during the summer months. Relative humidity in this region doesn't undergo severe fluctuations, standing at an average of 64%, with minor changes observed throughout the year. Daylight also experiences noticeable changes ranging from 9.9 hours during winter to 14.4 hours during summer. The sea temperature varies through the months, starting at 15°C (59°F) in February to reaching a warm 28°C (82.4°F) in August.

The best time to visit Gabes

Favorable weather for visiting Gabes can be found from March to May, with temperatures fluctuating between 16.5şC to 21.8°C (71.2°F) during the day, and falling to a gentle 10.4°C (50.7°F) to 13.6°C (56.5°F) at night. Tourists will also enjoy the relative lack of rain, with minimal precipitation levels between 13mm (0.51") to 23mm (0.91"). Relative humidity during this period remains moderate at around 62% to 63%. Daylight is ample, pushing from 12 hours to 13.1 hours, while the sea balances a comfortable 16°C (60.8°F) and 19°C (66.2°F).

The worst time to visit Gabes

Consider avoiding a visit between June and September, where temperatures skyrocket, peaking at 31.3°C (88.3°F) during the day and dropping no lower than 21.7°C (71.1°F) at night. Additionally, despite the persistent sunlight, with daylight stretching from 13.4 to 14.4 hours, these months witness the lowest levels of rainfall, leaving the city arid and less green.

Spring weather in Gabes

Between March to May, Gabes experiences mild temperatures varying from 16.5°C (61.7°F) to 21.8°C (71.2°F) during the day and 10.4°C (50.7°F) to 13.6°C (56.5°F) during nighttime. Rainfall subsides considerably during these months, producing only 13mm (0.51") to 23mm (0.91") of rain. The sea hovers between a pleasant 16°C (60.8°F) to 19°C (66.2°F), making for a comfortable swim. Lying between 11 hours to 13.1 hours, daylight is ample.

Summer weather in Gabes

A hot season awaits Gabes from June to August, with daytime temperatures soaring from 27.3°C (81.1°F) to 31.3°C (88.3°F), and refusing to cool below 20.7°C (69.3°F) during the night. Rain is minimal, resulting in only 1mm (0.04") to 1mm (0.04") of precipitation. The sea warms to a balmy temperature between 22°C (71.6°F) and 28°C (82.4°F). Daylight is plentiful in these months, ranging from 13.4 and 14.4 hours.

Autumn weather in Gabes

Fall in Gabes, observed from September to November, ushers in slightly cooler temperatures. Daytime temperatures lie between 26°C (78.8°F) and 21.5°C (70.7°F), while nights are cooler between 17.4°C (63.3°F) to 12.1°C (53.8°F). Rainfall remains moderate, resulting between 23mm (0.91") to 32mm (1.26") of rain. The sea temperature maintains a comfortable 22°C (71.6°F) to 25°C (77°F) range.

Winter weather in Gabes

From December to February, winter envelops Gabes with the mercury dropping to 17.5°C (63.5°F) during the daytime and plummeting further to a chilling 8.4°C (47.1°F) at night. Rainfall increases during this period, producing 24mm (0.94") to 33mm (1.3") of precipitation. The sea temperature lowers to between 15°C (59°F) to 18°C (64.4°F), and daylight cools down to a shortened 9.9 to 10.2 hours.

Weather in January

The start of the year in Gabes, Tunisia, is characterized by moderate temperatures and a relatively high humidity. A notable amount of rainfall contributes to creating a somewhat moist atmosphere in the city. The sea remains quite mild, influencing the local weather. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February still showcases a winter climate, yet with improvements in certain weather parameters. There's a gradual increase in average temperatures and sunlight hours. Compared to January, February is slightly drier as the number of rainfall days reduces. Weather in February »

Weather in March

As the city of Gabes moves into March, a transition towards warmer weather begins. The average monthly temperatures improve, and the duration of sunlight extends. However, March tends to be slightly more humid and wetter than February. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April signifies the arrival of the spring season in Gabes, Tunisia. The climate during this time is characterized by warmer temperatures and a significant increase in daily sunlight hours. A noticeable drop in the average rainfall lends a drier atmosphere as compared to March. Weather in April »

Weather in May

The weather in Gabes during May brings a sense of freshness. This phase is marked by a sharp rise in temperatures and the extension of daylight. As a result, the city experiences a drop in rainfall and an increase in sea temperature, eventually leading to dryer conditions than in April. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June, the onset of summer, features an appreciable rise in temperatures and a drop in relative humidity. In comparison to May, this month has lesser rainfall days and more sunlight hours. Also, the sea reaches its warmest state, affecting the overall climate of Gabes. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July marks the middle of summer in Gabes with high temperatures and increased daily sunlight hours. As opposed to June, this month records the highest temperatures annually, albeit with a relatively low humidity. The sea temperature reaches its peak, and virtually no rainfall is observed. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August maintains a similar high-temperature pattern like July. Despite this, a slight increase in relative humidity is observed along with a notable reduction in daylight hours. The sea temperature begins to slightly descent when compared to the previous month. Weather in August »

Weather in September

Entering September, Gabes starts to transition towards autumn. A gradual drop in temperature is observed when contrasted to the August heat. There's an increase in the average rainfalls which instill a slight moistness in the atmosphere. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Gabes is typified by cooler temperatures and an increase in humidity. Although the total daylight hours start to decrease, the city welcomes an additional number of rainfall days compared to September. As the month progresses, sea temperatures begin to cool down notably. Weather in October »

Weather in November

The transition to a colder climate becomes more evident in November in Gabes. This period is marked by a fall in average temperatures and shortened daylight hours when compared to October. Concurrent drops in sea temperature and relative humidity levels are also observed. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December in Gabes signifies the onset of winter with significantly cooler temperatures and a reduced number of daylight hours. An upward trend in relative humidity is observed while rainfall occurs more often than in November. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Gabes?

Temperature records mark January as the coldest month, with highs averaging 16.5°C (61.7°F) and lows at 7.5°C (45.5°F).

How much does it rain in Gabes?

Throughout the year, in Gabes, Tunisia, there are 29 rainfall days, and 223mm (8.78") of precipitation is accumulated.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Gabes?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the least humid month in Gabes?

With an average relative humidity of 59%, February is the least humid month in Gabes.

What month is the sea coldest in Gabes?

February is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F).

What is the most humid month in Gabes?

June and September, with an average relative humidity of 66%, are most humid months.

When are the longest days in Gabes?

The month with the longest days in Gabes is June, with an average of 14h and 24min of daylight.

What is the driest month in Gabes?

The month with the least rainfall is July, when 1mm (0.04") of precipitation is typically aggregated.

What month has the most sunshine in Gabes?

With an average of 12h of sunshine, July has the most sunshine of the year in Gabes.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Gabes?

With an average maximum UV index of 11, July is the month with the highest UV index in Gabes.

What part of the year is the hottest in Gabes?

Gabes experiences its average highest temperatures in August, reaching a peak of 31.3°C (88.3°F) and a minimum of 23.5°C (74.3°F).

When is the sea warmest in Gabes?

With an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Gabes, Tunisia.

What is the rainiest month in Gabes?

The month with the most rainfall in Gabes, Tunisia, is October, when the rain falls for 4 days and typically aggregates up to 44mm (1.73") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Gabes?

With an average of 9h and 54min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Gabes?

Gabes does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). CET timezone is used over the entire year.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Gabes?

With an average of 6.8h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

Average temperature
Gabes, Tunisia

Average temperature - Gabes, Tunisia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (31.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16.5°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (23.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.5°C).


Average humidity
Gabes, Tunisia

Average humidity - Gabes, Tunisia

The months with the highest relative humidity are June and September (66%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (59%).


Average rainfall
Gabes, Tunisia

Average rainfall - Gabes, Tunisia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (44.1mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0.7mm).


Average rainfall days
Gabes, Tunisia

Average rainfall days - Gabes, Tunisia

The months with the highest number of rainy days are March, October and November (4 days).
The months with the least rainy days are July and August (0 days).


Average sea temperature
Gabes, Tunisia

Average sea temperature - Gabes, Tunisia

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (28°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (15°C).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Gabes, Tunisia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Gabes, Tunisia

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 54min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 48min).


Gabes, Tunisia

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