Average Weather in Ben Gardane Tunisia
In Ben Gardane, the summers are sweltering, humid, arid, and clear and the winters are cool, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 98°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 110°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Ben Gardane for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 10 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 98°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 27 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 45°F and high of 64°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Ben Gardane, 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 Ben Gardane begins around June 12 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around September 15. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 99% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 1% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 15 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around June 12. On October 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ben Gardane varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from September 14 to April 22, with a greater than 5% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 10% on December 14.
The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from April 22 to September 14. 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 December 14.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Ben Gardane experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from September 24 to March 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from March 26 to September 24. The least rain falls around July 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Ben Gardane varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:05 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 14 minutes later at 7:19 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:07 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:28 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ben Gardane during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Ben Gardane experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from June 10 to October 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 25, with muggy conditions 58% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Ben Gardane experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from November 18 to July 6, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.4 months, from July 6 to November 18. The calmest day of the year is October 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ben Gardane varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 weeks, from March 5 to March 24, with a peak percentage of 31% on March 22. The wind is most often from the east for 7.2 months, from March 24 to November 1, with a peak percentage of 65% on August 5. The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from November 1 to March 5, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.
Ben Gardane 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 5 to October 14, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 82°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from December 26 to April 15, with an average temperature below 63°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 13, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ben Gardane 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 Ben Gardane for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to early June and from mid October to late November, with a peak score in the second week of April.
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 Ben Gardane for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of June.
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.
Temperatures in Ben Gardane 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
Growing Degree Days
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 May 1 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 11, with an average of 8.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from October 30 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ben Gardane are 33.138 deg latitude, 11.220 deg longitude, and 39 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ben Gardane is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 35 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (200 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,005 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ben Gardane is covered by artificial surfaces (57%) and cropland (37%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and water (19%), and within 50 miles by water (33%) and bare soil (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ben Gardane, 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 is only a single weather station, Djerba-Zarzis International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Ben Gardane.
At a distance of 92 kilometers from Ben Gardane, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Ben Gardane according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .