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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Gabès Tunisia

In Gabès, the summers are hot, muggy, arid, and clear and the winters are cool, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 91°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 99°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Gabès for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid August.

Climate in Gabès

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Gabès weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Gabès

The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 19 to September 27, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 12, with an average high of 91°F and low of 76°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 29 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 46°F and high of 61°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Gabès

Average High and Low Temperature in GabèshotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2061°FJan 2061°FAug 1291°FAug 1291°F46°F46°F76°F76°FJun 1985°FJun 1985°FSep 2785°FSep 2785°FNov 2967°FNov 2967°FMar 1367°FMar 1367°F71°F71°F71°F71°F51°F51°F51°F51°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Gabès

Average Hourly Temperature in GabèsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcoldcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Longmen, China (6,214 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Gabès (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Gabès, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Gabès begins around June 13 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 13. On July 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 13 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 13. On October 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Gabès

Cloud Cover Categories in GabèsclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2598%Jul 2598%Oct 1364%Oct 1364%Jun 1381%Jun 1381%Sep 1381%Sep 1381%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gabès varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from September 7 to April 28, with a greater than 5% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 10% on October 2.

The drier season lasts 4.3 months, from April 28 to September 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 6.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 10% on October 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Gabès

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GabèswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Oct 210%Oct 210%Jul 60%Jul 60%Jan 17%Jan 17%Apr 285%Apr 285%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Gabès experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from September 19 to March 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from March 28 to September 19. The least rain falls around July 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Gabès

Average Monthly Rainfall in GabèsrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inDec 110.7 inDec 110.7 inJul 140.0 inJul 140.0 inMar 110.6 inMar 110.6 inSep 190.5 inSep 190.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Gabès varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Gabès

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in GabèsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 25 minJun 2114 hr, 25 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 54 minDec 219 hr, 54 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 7:25 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 24 minutes later at 7:34 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Gabès during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Gabès

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in GabèsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 125:08 AMJun 125:08 AM7:34 PMJun 297:34 PMJun 29Dec 45:10 PMDec 45:10 PM7:25 AMJan 77:25 AMJan 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Gabès

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Gabès experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 30 to October 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 21, with muggy conditions 75% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 19, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Gabès

Humidity Comfort Levels in GabèsmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 190%Dec 190%Aug 2175%Aug 2175%May 3019%May 3019%Oct 2419%Oct 2419%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrymiserablemiserable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Gabès experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from November 19 to March 17, with average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from March 17 to November 19. The calmest day of the year is October 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Gabès

Average Wind Speed in GabèswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphDec 2511.2 mphDec 2511.2 mphOct 208.8 mphOct 208.8 mphMar 1710.0 mphMar 1710.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gabès varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 7.5 months, from March 14 to October 29, with a peak percentage of 77% on July 6. The wind is most often from the west for 4.5 months, from October 29 to March 14, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Gabès

Wind Direction in GabèsWEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Gabès is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.3 months, from July 4 to October 12, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 19, with an average temperature of 83°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 19 to April 8, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 7, with an average temperature of 57°F.

Average Water Temperature in Gabès

Average Water Temperature in GabèswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°FAug 1983°FAug 1983°F57°FFeb 757°FFeb 7Jul 478°FJul 478°FOct 1278°FOct 1278°FDec 1962°FDec 1962°FApr 862°FApr 862°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gabès throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Gabès for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late June and from mid October to mid November, with a peak score in the first week of May.

Tourism Score in Gabès

Tourism Score in Gabèsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.18.14.54.57.77.74.74.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Gabès for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Gabès

Beach/Pool Score in Gabèsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.98.90.20.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Gabès are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Gabès

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in GabèsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoldcoolwarmhotvery coldcomfortablesweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days in Gabès

Growing Degree Days in GabèsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJan 2090°FJan 2090°FApr 19900°FApr 19900°FJun 31,800°FJun 31,800°FDec 316,660°FDec 316,660°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 30 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from October 29 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 2.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Gabès

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GabèsbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 68.0 kWhJul 68.0 kWhDec 192.9 kWhDec 192.9 kWhApr 307.0 kWhApr 307.0 kWhAug 227.0 kWhAug 227.0 kWhOct 293.9 kWhOct 293.9 kWhFeb 63.9 kWhFeb 63.9 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gabès are 33.881 deg latitude, 10.098 deg longitude, and 30 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gabès contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 141 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 37 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (778 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,434 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gabès is covered by artificial surfaces (55%) and cropland (35%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and bare soil (27%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (35%) and water (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Gabès, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gabès.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gabès according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Gabès is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gabès and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gabes Old Military Airport (DTTG, 100%, 0.7 kilometers, southeast); Sfax–Thyna International Airport (DTTX, 0.1%, 108 kilometers, northeast); and Tozeur–Nefta International Airport (DTTZ, 0.0%, 184 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.