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Best time to visit Kenya

To go to Kenya, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Kenya, February is the warmest month with 81°F and the most cold month is 72°F in June. The average water temperature is between 79°F and 86°F.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather per month in Kenya, the monthly temperature or when precipitation is highest. The monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Southeast Kenya by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 88 88 89 88 85 83 81 82 83 84 87 87
Water temperature (°F) 82 84 86 85 83 82 80 79 80 81 83 84
Precipitation (inch) 12 8 26 58 91 41 34 29 25 38 34 27

Weather data from: Diani Beach

Climate Central Kenya by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 78 81 81 76 73 72 72 73 77 78 75 76
Precipitation (inch) 16 13 25 50 40 20 8 11 9 19 37 22

Weather data from: Nairobi







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Climate Kenya

Click on a region of Kenya to view the climate:

Climate Southeast Kenya (Diani Beach) by month

Southeast Kenya has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Southeast Kenya is 58° degrees and there is about 425 inch 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. (°F) 88 88 89 88 85 83 81 82 83 84 87 87
Night temp. (°F) 76 76 77 77 75 73 72 72 72 74 75 76
Water temp. (°F) 82 84 86 85 83 82 80 79 80 81 83 84
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 12 8 26 58 91 41 34 29 25 38 34 27
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

Weather data from: Diani Beach

Climate Central Kenya (Nairobi) by month

Central Kenya has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Central Kenya is 49° degrees and there is about 268 inch 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. (°F) 78 81 81 76 73 72 72 73 77 78 75 76
Night temp. (°F) 56 57 59 59 57 55 54 56 58 60 59 57
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 16 13 25 50 40 20 8 11 9 19 37 22
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

Weather data from: 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.

Kenya weather

The weather for Kenya over the next 14 days will be 84°F till 88° and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Kenya is based on the weather in Nairobi.

5-day weather forecast Kenya

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Tuesday
7 february
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84°F
59°F
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7 m/s
Wednesday
8 february
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86°F
59°F
0 in
7 m/s
Thursday
9 february
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86°F
59°F
0 in
8 m/s
Friday
10 february
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86°F
61°F
0 in
8 m/s
Saturday
11 february
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86°F
59°F
0 in
7 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Kenya





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Frequently asked questions

Where is Kenya?

Kenya lies in a straight line about 7,354 miles from United States (New York → Nairobi).

How long is the flight to Kenya?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Kenya is approximately 19 h. 30 min.

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What are the largest airports in Kenya?

These are the largest airports in Kenya:

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi
  • Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi
  • Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa
  • Kisumu Airport (KIS) in Kisumu
  • Eldoret International Airport (EDL) in Eldoret
  • Malindi Airport (MYD) in Malindi
  • Wajir Airport (WJR) in Wajir
  • Nanyuki Airport (NYK) in Nanyuki
  • Manda Airstrip (LAU) in Lamu
  • Lokichoggio Airport (LKG) in Lokichoggio

How many inhabitants does Kenya have?

Kenya has 49,699,862 inhabitants.

How big is Kenya?

The surface area of Kenya is 360,640 mi². It is 1,5x bigger than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 February 2023

  • 1 US dollar = 109.35 Kenyan shilling
  • 1 Kenyan shilling = 0.009 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 10,934.99 Kenyan shilling
  • 100 Kenyan shilling = 0.91 US dollar

What is the area code of Kenya?

The area code to call Kenya is +254.