Seasons in North Africa

North Africa occupies a narrow strip on the North of the continent. Most of the region is the Sahara desert which is the hottest place.

In this region the greatest tourist demand Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco. Lovers of extreme tourism may also be interested in Algeria.

TUNISIA is geographically placed in the North of Africa, on the Mediterranean coast. One third of Tunisian territory is covered by mountains of the Atlas, in the Central part is dominated by plains with salt lakes (Chott), the South is the Sahara desert. To natural and climatic resources, besides oil, iron ore, phosphate rock, include Mediterranean type of climate conducive to the development of tourism.

Milestones for Tunisia were the conquest in 146 BC, the Roman Empire of Carthage, the city-state, a colonial dependency, first from the Ottoman Empire and then from France.

In economic terms, the growing Tunisian economy depends on mining, agriculture and tourist business. The most important elements of recreational potential of Tunisia include: coral coast, the capital city of Tunisia with nearby ruins of Carthage, after Rome's second-largest Roman Coliseum in El Djem, rest on the coast, the oases of the Tunisian South. Coral coast of Tunisia includes several ancient and modern coast ports (Tabarka, Bizerte, Dougga).

The country's capital Tunis to nice to enjoy the city, including the medieval part of a motley Muslim bazaars, modern districts and port buildings. Here are the arts and crafts Centre, Museum of Islamic art and other attractions. Ancient, destroyed by the Romans in Carthage is now a suburb of Tunis.

Tulsa oases (Tozeur, Gafsa, etc.) is a quiet town with an extensive and luxurious array of palm groves, recharging underground sources. The Tunisian South is a network of Berber settlements, which is part of the local exotics.

North Africa — the best destination for those who wish to immerse themselves in an authentic Arab-Berber atmosphere, with all of its attractive attributes: the pots with curved noses, krasnolesnyy palaces in the midst of the Sands, demasoni melodies of the lute and crazy black starry sky, high dome bent over sighing the earth. Thus, importantly, if you are not yet ready to break away from civilization, all aspects of life in a European present: and modern hotels, many of which easily plug belt "colleagues" from the Old world, and beautiful roads with signs in Latin, and generally the rules of life of the local population — not without distinctive quirks, but overall very reasonable from the point of view of Europeans.

In North Africa grow a few plants. A significant proportion of the flora consists of a variety of palm trees. You can also find oaks, olive trees, laurels and eucalyptus trees. The most common animal of North Africa – camel. On the territory of this part of the continent dominates subtropical and sometimes tropical climate. The maximum recorded temperature in the shade is 58 degrees Celsius. In winter there are frosts at night.


Weather and Climate

Spring in North Africa

Spring in North Africa, the sand storms, brought from the Sahara wind "Jasmin". These sandstorms can last one day or a week. Most often in such North African countries as Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, and others, spring weather differs an enviable constancy. If at the beginning of spring came the heat, then to may, she will not change. The same applies to windy and cool weather. Finally the temperature is set at the beginning of may. At this time, the temperatures can reach thirty-degree mark. From the beginning to the end of may, the weather gradually gets warmer until turns into summer heat.

The climate of the spring months

(Tunisia)

September
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Precipitation: 20 mm (0,8")
October
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Precipitation: 7 mm (0,3")

November
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Precipitation: 10 mm (0,4")


Summer in North Africa

Spring in North Africa, the sand storms, brought from the Sahara wind "Jasmin". These sandstorms can last one day or a week. Most often in such North African countries as Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, and others, spring weather differs an enviable constancy. If at the beginning of spring came the heat, then to may, she will not change. The same applies to windy and cool weather. Finally the temperature is set at the beginning of may. At this time, the temperatures can reach thirty-degree mark. From the beginning to the end of may, the weather gradually gets warmer until turns into summer heat.

The climate of the summer months

(Tunisia)

December
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Precipitation: 108 mm (4,2")
January
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Precipitation: 135 mm (5,3")
February
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Precipitation: 76 mm (3,0")


Autumn in North Africa

The fall season in North Africa is marked by the end of the summer heat. In September, the thermometer kept at around 35-40 degrees. The sea water is warm, its temperature is about 25 degrees. By October the temperature gradually begins to fall. Thus, in the middle of autumn in different countries of North Africa, the temperatures are at around twenty to thirty degrees Celsius.

At the same time, the rainy season begins, and accordingly, the blooming vegetation. Animals that summer suffered from the intense heat, began to work. In different areas of Northern Africa, you'll encounter different fauna. In small savannas pygmy hippos, small predators, rodents and a variety of monkeys. In deserts, one can find many lizards, snakes and invertebrates.

The climate of the autumn months

(Tunisia)

March
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Precipitation: 79 mm (3,1")
April
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Precipitation: 54 mm (2,1")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Precipitation: 13 mm (0,5")

 

Winter in North Africa

Winter weather in North Africa is very different. In different geographical areas, weather conditions can greatly vary. So, in the mountains of Algeria in winter there are frosts, several weeks snow falls. On the coast more heat and the temperature is 12-15 degrees. In Egypt in the winter is not cold. The temperature reaches 25 degrees, very little rainfall. On a vast area of Northern Africa winter is the driest season. Only in the most Northern areas receive comparatively high rainfall – up to 200 mm.

The climate of the winter months

(Tunisia)

June
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Precipitation: 7 mm (0,3")
Jule
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Precipitation: 3 mm (0,1")
August
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Precipitation: 5 mm (0,2")