Weather, climate and best time to go to Kenya

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Kenya

Best time to go to Kenya

Best time to go to Kenya

The best time to go to Kenya is from january until march, june until october and december, in which you have a pleasant or warm temperature and barely till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Kenya is 28° in february and the lowest is 24° in may.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Kenya or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Kenya
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 26° 44 mm
Feb 28° 62 mm
Mar 28° 101 mm
Apr 26° 217 mm
May 24° 174 mm
Jun 24° 114 mm
Jul 24° 64 mm
Aug 24° 81 mm
Sep 26° 64 mm
Oct 26° 102 mm
Nov 25° 130 mm
Dec 25° 103 mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Kenya? Go to the full climate information about Kenya

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Kenya indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Kenya.

Best warm months
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Climate Kenya

Climate Kenya

In Kenya there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the tropical wet and dry or savanna climate and hot semi-arid climate. The average annual temperature for Kenya is 25° degrees and there is 1255 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 48 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 5.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Nairobi in Kenya per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 26° 13° 44 mm 14 17 3 5
Feb 28° 14° 62 mm 14 14 3 6
Mar 28° 15° 101 mm 21 10 3 5
Apr 26° 16° 217 mm 28 2 2 5
May 24° 15° 174 mm 30 1 2 5
Jun 24° 13° 114 mm 27 3 2 5
Jul 24° 13° 64 mm 23 8 2 5
Aug 24° 14° 81 mm 25 6 2 5
Sep 26° 15° 64 mm 23 7 2 5
Oct 26° 15° 102 mm 25 6 2 5
Nov 25° 15° 130 mm 28 2 2 5
Dec 25° 14° 103 mm 23 8 2 5

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 26° in january in Kenya and at least around 13° degrees. In january there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 28° in february in Kenya and at least around 14° degrees. In february there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 62 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 28° in march in Kenya and at least around 15° degrees. In march there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 101 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 26° in april in Kenya and at least around 16° degrees. In april there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 217 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Kenya.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Kenya and at least around 15° degrees. In may there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 174 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Kenya.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 24° in june in Kenya and at least around 13° degrees. In june there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 114 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 24° in july in Kenya and at least around 13° degrees. In july there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 64 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 24° in august in Kenya and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 81 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 26° in september in Kenya and at least around 15° degrees. In september there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 64 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 26° in october in Kenya and at least around 15° degrees. In october there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 102 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 25° in november in Kenya and at least around 15° degrees. In november there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 130 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Kenya.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 25° in december in Kenya and at least around 14° degrees. In december there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Kenya.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

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Weather statistics Kenya

Weather statistics Kenya

View all weather statistics from Kenya per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Kenya and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Kenya

14 day weather forecast Kenya

The weather for Nairobi in Kenya will be around 22° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or a quite a few rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Light doucheregen
Max (°C) 23° 25° 21° 23° 17° 23° 26°
Min (°C) 12° 12° 14° 13° 13° 14° 13°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 15% 20% 10% 15% 15% 55%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0.3mm 1.4mm 0.5mm 0.4mm 1.0mm 6.9mm
UV-index
UV-index 4 4 3 4 3 4 4
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Regen Light doucheregen Betrokken wolken Broken wolken Betrokken wolken Broken wolken Betrokken wolken
Max (°C) 21° 22° 24° 25° 22° 25° 24°
Min (°C) 15° 14° 13° 14° 14° 14° 14°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 65% 55% 15% 15% 15% 15% 25%
Rainfall (mm) 12.4mm 7.0mm 0.1mm 0.2mm 1.2mm 1.0mm 2.0mm
UV-index
UV-index 3 5 4 4 3 5 4
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About Kenya

About Kenya

Kenya is in the continental part Afrika and the capital is Nairobi. It is 580.367 km² with 536 km of coastline and has a population of 49.699.862. In terms of area, the country is 19x bigger than United Kingdom. If you want to call Kenya you have to use +254 or 00254 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2545012457809 or 002545012457809.


Kenya is in a straight line at 6.820 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 9 hour and 30 min.

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Time difference Kenya

Time difference Kenya

In Kenya it is now 23:45 hour in the evening on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Kenya is Africa/Nairobi and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

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Vaccinations Kenya

Vaccinations Kenya

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Kenya.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency Kenya

Currency Kenya

In Kenya the Keniaanse shilling is used to pay.

Exchange rate Keniaanse shilling op
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21 2018

1 Keniaanse shilling = € 0,01 euro
100 Keniaanse shilling = € 0,87 euro

1 euro = 115,31 Keniaanse shilling
100 euro = 11.530,55 Keniaanse shilling

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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