Weather

Climate & Weather in Kenya

 
Kenya is situated on the Equator and so generally the climate is warm all year round with plenty of sunshine and cool nights and mornings. However, if you are travelling across Kenya, expect to experience different weather patterns due to Kenya’s differing topographical regions. The hottest season falls between February and March with temperatures as high as 34 (C)/93 (F), while the cooler season falls between July and August with temperatures dropping to the low 10’s (C)/50’s(F). Rainfall is seasonal throughout most of Kenya. The coast, eastern plateaus and Lake Basin experience two rainy seasons: the “long rains” extend from March to June, while the “short rains” occur from October to December. The highlands of western Kenya have a single rainy season, lasting from March to September.
 
Spring: September – November
Summer: December - March
Autumn: April - June
Winter: July – August
 

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

NAIROBI

MOMBASA

 

°C / °F

°C / °F

JANUARY

10-25 / 50-77

22-33 / 72-92

FEBRUARY

11-27 / 51-80

23-34 / 73-93

MARCH

12-27 / 53-80

23-34 / 73-93

APRIL

13-25 / 56-77

23-33 / 73-91

MAY

12-23 / 53-74

22-31 / 71-88

JUNE

10-22 / 50-72

20-29 / 68-85

JULY

9-22 / 48-71

19-29 / 67-84

AUGUST

9-22 / 48-72

19-29 / 67-84

SEPTEMBER

9-25 / 49-77

20-30 / 68-86

OCTOBER

11-26 / 52-78

21-31 / 70-87

NOVEMBER

12-24 / 54-75

22-32 / 72-89

DECEMBER

12-24 / 53-75

22-33 / 72-91