Best time to go to Tunisia, weather in Tunisia in July and August

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edited March 2009 in - North Africa
Hi - when is the best time to go to Tunisia, is it too hot in July and August?
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    Hi Ing - right now it is still coolish with cold nights. However, it is starting to get warmer and not too hot so a very good time to visit.

    Lesley
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    Temperatures ranging between 54°F and 82°F (12°C and 28°C). Springtime (March to May) brings displays of wild flowers throughout the countryside.
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    I am travelling to Tunisia in September on an Irsih passport. Do I need a visa ?
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    Irish nationals do not need a visa for Tunisia for a stay of up to 3 months. Depending on your dates of travel, Ramadan is from approximately 21/22 August to 22 September.

    Lesley
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    What's the best, and the cheepest way to get currency. What currency is getting the best exchange rate.
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    travelling to tunisia at the weekend with my husband and two small daughters. Firstly is it best to get currency here or to take out sterling cash and exchange when we get there? Is there a problem about bringing tunisian currency back to England? Any tips about travelling to tunisia with two little girls aged 8 & 3
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    Lyndalou - I'm not sure which weekend you mean, if it is just gone apologies and if it is this weekend then welcome! Sterling is fine - you can exchange at the banks but don't take it back with you.....no-one wants it and even if they do you will get a lousy exchange rate. Also don't think you can spend it in duty free on your way out - only foreign currency preferably euro accepted there. So spend up while you are here. Your two little girls will be treated as royal princesses - nothing to worry about and the weather is hot, hot, hot so beach and water and sandcastles is the way to go.

    I do hope you enjoy your stay............
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    Hi, me and my boyfriend are visiting tunisia in December i am just wondering what the weather is like in tunisia at this time of year
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    i went to tunisia in dec 2007 for 1 week it was very windy quite warm but chilly of an afternoon.make sure you take some warm clothes.
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    Laura - Tunis is still relatively mild in December, but becca is right - it can be windy and it does get quite cool in the evening.
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    Hi there,

    I am a solo Asian woman traveller planning to visit Tunisia in mid-Oct for 2 to 3 weeks and would like to seek some advice for the itinerary. Have been to Turkey, Middle East and visited Morocco before (just love the islamic architecture and the Sahara). A big fan of architecture, old towns and fishing ports, local craftmanship but not beaches/holiday resorts nor sunbathing. Is 3 weeks too much? Any advice which towns is a must and whihc can be skipped in order to avoid the tourist crowds yet not put myself into danger (I always follow the local dress codes when visiting Islamic countries)?

    As a solo woman travller, is it more wise to take the trains than the long distance buses? Are the trains on time?
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    hi solo, firstable u have not to flow dress codes when u visit tunisia exept when u wanna to visit a mosquee, but as u re respectufull u can respect the code , secondly train are at time in tunisia, the important thing that tunisia is a peacefull country and u will not find any problem or any danger, exept when u visit the Sahara u have to have a plan and be with a local guide....that s alll hope u that u will enjoy ur visit and have nice time between us and u re welcome .....
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    hi laura09, tunisia is in the north africa so close to europe so it must be influeted by the europe weather just in december, it s cold but u can enjoy ur self if u visit the sahara , tozeur,gafsa ,tatawin,douz, these places where the weather could be very cool and hot at this time
    y re welcome
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    i flying to Tunisia dis Saturday can anyone tell me what the weather is like over there now
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    hello dee, firstable i want to say welcome in tunisia , then i would like to give you some informations about the weather here in tunisia, now it s not very hot and not very cold it s medium , temperature between 20 and 29 , suny but not very hot, it s autoun now in tunisia, but u have to bring some clothes because it s quite cold at night
    if u want other informations don t hesitate to contact me at selmi.an84@hotmail.com
    have nice time
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    Hii im Anand from paris ,im travelling to tunis this sunday 8th nov n will be there for 2 weeks,want to know how the weather will be also is USD convertable in tunis airport?
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    Anand - the weather is cooler now, but not as in Paris. Some days can be sunny and bright although the last few days we have had much rain, wind and cold. You can convert your USD into TD at the airport but the banks will probably give you a better rate. Convert some and convert as you need it as it. You can't use TD in the duty free on your way out
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    I went to tunisia in june 2009 what a fab holiday stayed in skanes at sahara beach it was magic trying to go back in march 2010, can not wait
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    Hi
    Im going to Tunisia at the end of feb for a week. What is the weather going to be as i have read on various websites saying it s going to be cloudy and rainy or sunny with a max of 25C.
    Thanks
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    Baby cakes, so glad you loved Skanes and Tunisia and we look forward to welcoming you back in March!!
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    Rachel - it will depend on where in Tunisia you are going but be aware that February is the middle of winter and it can be cold, wet and windy. Not sure about the 25c, never seen that here at that time of the year. A good site for weather watching is www.tutiempo.net and they list a few cities in Tunisia
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    For the benefit of anyone interested we have just come back from a week in Tunisia (6th to 13th December).
    In Sousse it was in the low twenties celcius during the day, comfortable rather than boiling, and the mid teens during the night. The temperature drops very quickly after sunset and you would be well advised to take a coat if you intend being out during the night. Don't worry about looking silly, the locals are well wrapped up as well.
    We had a few days in the south, at the edge of the Sahara. Daytime temperatures were similar to Sousse but night time ones were noticeably lower. In fact it got very cold one night.
    The best advice I can give is to dress in layers which can be put on or taken off as necessary, e.g. T-shirt, thick shirt or jumper and finally a coat. When we were in the south we had early starts (7.00 am) and headed out with all three layers on. After the sun had been up for about an hour or so it was off with the coat then an hour or so after that it was off with the thick shirt or jumper. The procedure was reversed after sunset when, as I said before, the temperature drops very quickly.
    Hope that helps!
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    Tim - you are right. The south does have warmer day time temperatures but the nights there can be freezing. I live in the North and I can tell you that winter is here and right now!! Although we aren't used to the winters in Europe so it's warmer than there. But layers are definitely the way to go........great advice.
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    Hello,
    Me and my boyfriend are travelling to Tunisia march 7th for a week could you tell me what the weather would be like over there roughly please just so i know if i need anything extra, And also we are staying in Sousse ive heard there are religious days and i have to watch what i wear on certain days is this true ?
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    Hi Chantelle, sousse is a little milder than the other regions, however, it can still be quite cold in March. Don't know about watching what you wear on religious days? You should be respectful of the culture all the time. Dress more modestly than you perhaps do at home and you will gain the respect of the locals with easier interaction and less hassle. Sousse is a touristique area, so they are used to dealing with foreigners and have a well cultivated opinion. See if you can change that!
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    Thank you very much we have never been and saw a fantastic deal so snapped it up im looking forward to my stay at Tunisia i just wanted heat and sun and am beginning to worry that we wont get that,
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    chantelle - I'm sorry but I don't think you are going to get heat as such. But you will probably have mild weather and lots of sun.........but don't worry because Tunisia is wonderful at any time of the year. It's relaxed, laid back and I love it!! I am sure you are going to enjoy your time here.
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    hi am going to Tunisia end of march 2010 what is the weather like then am i will need to know what to pack.
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    Thank you very much for your help its much appreciated :) i just wanted to get a little tan so lets hope i get that
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    Hello I am planing on booking a last minute holiday to Tunisia at the end of this month. It looks like I'll be staying around Monastir, probably in Skanes. Can you tell me if this area is nice? Also I would like to go to see Ksar Ouled Soltane in Tataouine and go to Chenini and Douiret but looking at a map it seems like these places are very far from Skanes? Can you please tell me how far and how best to get there from Skanes? And if these places are worth going to. Many thanks
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