Climate in Kenya

climate in Kenya

Kenya Climate: When is the best time to visit Kenya

Kenya climate varies across the country, from the tropical humidity of the coast, the dry heat of the savannah or semi-arid areas and the cool air of the highlands. Temperatures in these areas are fairly constant year round with an average of 27°C (80°F) at the coast, 21°C to 27°C (70°F to 80°F) in the hinterland, while in Nairobi and the highlands over 5,000 ft, the daytime temperatures normally range between 19°C and 24°C (66°F to 75°F).

Most parts of the country experience two rainy seasons. ‘Long rains’ falls over a ten week period between April and June, whereas the ‘short rains’ over a five week period between November and December. The rain tends to fall mainly at night and is usually a short and heavy tropical downpour.

Rain may occasionally fall outside of the normal rainy seasons. In the highland areas north of Nairobi it may get chilly at night or in the early mornings – especially June, July, August when temperatures are cooler – so it is recommended that visitors pack some items of warm clothing.

Average Monthly Temperatures – Kenya

Average Monthly Temperatures °CJFMAMJJASOND
Nairobi CityAve Daily Min121314141312111111131313
 Ave Daily Max262526242221212124242323
Mombasa CityAve Daily Min242425242323222222232424
 Ave Daily Max313131302828272728292930


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