Climate and monthly weather forecast
Tataouine, Tunisia


The climate of Tataouine

Tataouine, Tunisia, is characterized as a Subtropical desert, following the Köppen climate classification, also known as BWh. The town's geographical position in the heart of Tunisia has gifted it a climate that consists of high temperatures and scarce rainfall. Cumulative data shows a significant variance in the temperature spectrum from throughout the year. The highest prevailing temperatures go up to 35°C (95°F), observed typically in August, while the mercury drops to a low of 7°C (44.6°F) in the coldest month, January.

Regarding precipitation, Tataouine residents experience a fairly dry climate with a maximum rainfall of 34mm (1.34") in October, dropping to nonexistent levels - 0mm (0") in July. The number of wet days in a month is relatively low as well, floating from one in July - a testament to the dominant dry conditions, to four during the start and end of the year, as well as in March.

Intense sunshine hours, a trademark of desert climates, peak at 12 hours daily around July before gradually decreasing to 7 hours by December. Daytime length also showcases a similar trend, reaching a peak of 14.3 hours during the summer months and retreating to just over 10 hours during the winter. The UV index mirrors this pattern, rising to 11 during the sunniest, clearest days of the year.

The best time to visit Tataouine

The most favourable time for tourists to visit Tataouine is primarily between April to June. During these months, temperatures range from a comfortable 20°C (68°F) to 32°C (89.6°F), allowing travellers to explore the historic town and its surrounding desert landscape without feeling overwhelmingly warm. Rainfall is at its minimal, with average monthly figures between 8mm (0.31") and 3mm (0.12"). An ample 10-11 hours of sunshine each day enhances the visitor experience, making the period inviting for outdoor expeditions.

The worst time to visit Tataouine

Visiting Tataouine during the peak summer months from July to August is deemed least desirable due to exceedingly high temperatures, soaring to between 34°C (93.2°F) and 35°C (95°F). Coupled with the potent UV index of 11, daily outdoor activities may prove uncomfortable for many. Simultaneously, the absence of rainfall during this period also emphasizes the aridity of the desert climate, which may not suit everyone's preference.

Spring weather in Tataouine

The spring months usher in milder weather conditions in Tataouine. March to May sees temperatures gradually rise from 20°C (68°F) to 28°C (82.4°F). Rainfall follows a similar ascending order, with precipitation measures increasing from 24mm (0.94") in March to 21mm (0.83") in April, then falling to a meagre 8mm (0.31") in May. Sunshine extends from 8 to 10 hours daily, providing ample daylight for exploration.

Summer weather in Tataouine

Summer in Tataouine can be extremely hot with average temperatures from June to August ranging between 32°C (89.6°F) to 35°C (95°F). The town remains dry, with rainfall decreasing to its lowest during the year, from 3mm (0.12") in June, no rainfall in July, to just 1mm (0.04") in August. The high UV index of around 10 to 11 during these months necessitates precautions against sun exposure.

Autumn weather in Tataouine

As autumn rolls in, temperatures start to drop between September to November, with averages fluctuating from 32°C (89.6°F) to 21°C (69.8°F). With the onset of this season in September, there is a slight increase in rainfall to 16mm (0.63"). October witnesses the highest precipitation for the year at 34mm (1.34"), before it descends to 16mm (0.63") in November. Sunshine hours decline during this period as well, with the average ranging from 9 hours in September to 8 hours by November.

Winter weather in Tataouine

Winter months, from December to February, in Tataouine are noticeably cooler. Temperatures during this period range from a mild high of 17°C (62.6°F) in December to lows of 7°C (44.6°F) to 8°C (46.4°F). December and January receive a good amount of rainfall, measuring 20mm (0.79") and 16mm (0.63") respectively, while February experiences a slight decrease to 15mm (0.59"). Daylight hovers around 10 hours daily, while the UV index drops down to a less intense 3 to 4.

Weather in January

Tataouine greets the New Year with cooler temperatures and substantial rainfall. January is colder than subsequent months, with temperatures fluctuating between 7°C (44.6°F) and 16°C (60.8°F). Skies during this time are mostly cloudy, with less sunlight streaming through compared to what locals anticipate in February. Weather in January »

Weather in February

In Tataouine, Tunisia, February brings subtle changes in the weather conditions compared to January. There is a slight enhancement in temperature and overall sunlight exposure which signals the slow approach of Spring. Rainfall persists, although not as heavily as the preceding month. Weather in February »

Weather in March

Escalating temperatures set March apart from February in Tataouine. As winter fades, residents embrace the warmer, longer daylight hours that the changing season brings. With temperatures ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 20°C (68°F), the city basks in more sun throughout the day while rainfall eases significantly, leading to drier weather. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April is a notably dry month in Tataouine as the city transitions into the hot season, experiencing less rainfall than seen in March. The city sees its temperature rise considerably, simultaneously welcoming longer hours of daylight. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May signifies the true commencement of the hot season in Tataouine with temperatures escalating rapidly, although these are not the peak temperatures of the year. Rainfall is infrequent, characterizing the month with dry and arid conditions. Weather in May »

Weather in June

Tataouine city in June, enters its peak summer phase, experiencing the year's longest days, and witnessing soaring temperatures. The weather of this month mirrors May’s conditions but with more intensity. There is practically no rainfall, reinforcing the aridity of the city. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July in Tataouine is marked by a surge in temperatures, reaching up to 35°C (95°F), this month is the hottest month of the year. Besides scorching days, July also provides the extended daylight this city is known for during summer. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August continues the July high-temperature trend, making it one of the warmest months in Tataouine, albeit slightly less hot. The month retains the lengthy daylight characteristic of summer months but with decreased intensity. Any chance of rainfall is measly, rendering the region true to its desert-like environment. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September brings a noticeable change in Tataouine's climate as temperatures take a turn after the hot summer months. With the drop in temperatures from 32°C (89.6°F) to a cooler 21°C (69.8°F), this time of the year marks the onset of cooler weather. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Tataouine signs the definitive arrival of cooler weather with falling temperatures and a surge in rainfall. The descent in temperature from September is indicative of the retreat of summer. Along with this retreat, daylight hours also reduce substantively, shortening days. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November carries forth the cooling trend of October in Tataouine, displaying further reduction in temperature. The daylight hours decrease considerably in comparison to the preceding month. With temperatures ranging from 12°C (53.6°F) to 21°C (69.8°F), the climate exhibits the impending arrival of winter. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December is a month of significantly cooler climate in Tataouine as temperatures continue their downward trend, plummeting to a low of 8°C (46.4°F). This month brings with it shorter days and reduced daylight hours, characteristics of winter in the city. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What month is the coldest in Tataouine?

Tataouine's January weather, marked by an average high temperature of 16°C (60.8°F) and an average low temperature of 7°C (44.6°F), is the coldest in the year.

How much does it rain in Tataouine?

In Tataouine, Tunisia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 32 days and collects up to 174mm (6.85") of precipitation.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Tataouine?

The months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

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

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

When are the longest days in Tataouine?

June has the longest days of the year in Tataouine, with an average of 14h and 18min of daylight.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Tataouine?

The months with the highest UV index in Tataouine, Tunisia, are June and July, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What is the driest month in Tataouine?

The only month without rainfall in Tataouine is July.

What month has the most sunshine in Tataouine?

July has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 12h of sunshine.

What time of the year is the hottest in Tataouine?

August is the month that records the highest temperatures in Tataouine, with averages ranging from a high of 35°C (95°F) to a low of 23°C (73.4°F).

When does it rain in Tataouine?

January through June, August through December are months with rainfall.

What is the wettest month in Tataouine?

October is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 3 days and accumulates 34mm (1.34") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Tataouine?

With an average of 10h and 0min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Tataouine, Tunisia.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Tataouine?

Tataouine does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). CET timezone is used throughout the entire year.

Average rainfall
Tataouine, Tunisia

Average rainfall - Tataouine, Tunisia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (34mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0mm).


Average rainfall days
Tataouine, Tunisia

Average rainfall days - Tataouine, Tunisia

The months with the highest number of rainy days are January, March, November and December (4 days).
The months with the least rainy days are June, July and August (1 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Tataouine, Tunisia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Tataouine, Tunisia

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 0min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 7h).


Average UV index
Tataouine, Tunisia

Average UV index - Tataouine, Tunisia

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).


Tataouine, Tunisia

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