Kenya
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Kenya

The best time to visit Kenya is from January until April and June until December, when you will have a warm or hot temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Kenya is 34°C in February and the lowest is 28°C in July. The water temperature is between 26°C and 30°C.

Kenya has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Kenya or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Southeast Kenya weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 33 34 33 31 30 29 28 28 29 30 31 32
Water temperature (°C) 28 29 30 29 28 28 27 26 27 27 29 29
Precipitation (mm) 30 21 65 148 232 105 86 74 64 96 87 69

Climate data from city: Diani Beach

Average Central Kenya weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 27 29 28 26 25 24 23 24 26 27 25 26
Precipitation (mm) 40 33 63 126 102 50 20 28 22 48 93 55

Climate data from city: Nairobi




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Kenya weather

The Kenya weather for will be 26° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

The Kenya weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nairobi.

Kenya 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Tuesday
24 may
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30°C
15°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
S
10
Wednesday
25 may
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29°C
15°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
SSE
10
Thursday
26 may
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29°C
15°C
0.6 mm
15%
2 Bft
S
4
Friday
27 may
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29°C
15°C
0.4 mm
10%
2 Bft
S
8
Saturday
28 may
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27°C
15°C
0.3 mm
10%
2 Bft
SSW
10


Climate Kenya

Click on a region of Kenya to view the climate:

Southeast Kenya (Diani Beach)

Southeast Kenya has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Southeast Kenya is 31° degrees and there is about 1078 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 151 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 33 34 33 31 30 29 28 28 29 30 31 32
Night temp. (°C) 24 24 24 24 23 22 21 21 21 22 23 24
Water temp. (°C) 28 29 30 29 28 28 27 26 27 27 29 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 30 21 65 148 232 105 86 74 64 96 87 69
Days with rain 10 8 15 17 15 8 8 9 9 11 15 20
Dry days 21 20 16 13 16 22 23 22 21 20 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 11 9
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7

Climate data from city: Diani Beach

Central Kenya (Nairobi)

Central Kenya has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Central Kenya is 26° degrees and there is about 681 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 97 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 27 29 28 26 25 24 23 24 26 27 25 26
Night temp. (°C) 13 14 15 15 14 13 12 12 12 14 14 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 40 33 63 126 102 50 20 28 22 48 93 55
Days with rain 11 12 18 26 27 22 18 16 16 22 25 19
Dry days 20 16 13 4 4 8 13 15 14 9 5 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5

Climate data from city: Nairobi

Kenya weather by month

What is the average Kenya weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Kenya?

Kenya lies in a straight line about 13,702 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Nairobi).

How long is the flight to Kenya?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Kenya is approximately 17 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Kenya?

These are the largest airports in Kenya:

How many inhabitants are there in Kenya?

Kenya has approximately 49,699,862 inhabitants.

How big is Kenya?

The area of Kenya is around 580,367 km². It is 2,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Kenya?

The capital of Kenya is Nairobi.

What is the currency of Kenya?

In Kenya the Kenyan shilling (KES) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 May 2022

  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 75.62 Kenyan shilling
  • 1 Kenyan shilling = 0.013 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 7,561.66 Kenyan shilling
  • 100 Kenyan shilling = 1.32 New Zealand dollar

What is the area code of Kenya?

The area code to call Kenya is +254.