Kenya weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Kenya

The best time to visit in Kenya is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Kenya is 32°C in March and the lowest is 27°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 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 weather Southeast Kenya by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 32 31 29 28 27 28 28 29 30 31
Water temp. (°C) 28 29 30 29 28 28 27 26 27 27 29 29
Precipitation (mm) 21 13 24 20 20 5 5 6 9 27 17 39

Average weather Central Kenya by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 27 27 24 23 22 23 23 25 25 24 24
Precipitation (mm) 19 28 41 92 70 51 32 30 28 42 57 41
Climate data from city: Nairobi

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14 day weather forecast Kenya

The weather for in Kenya will be 25° till 19° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
13°
0.3 mm 10% 4 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
0.4 mm 15% 4 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
14°
1.9 mm 40% 4 m/s 2
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
15°
0.8 mm 20% 5 m/s 2
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0.2 mm 20% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0.1 mm 20% 6 m/s 3
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 3
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
13°
3.4 mm 55% 5 m/s 3
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
15°
0.6 mm 35% 5 m/s 3
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
16°
0.3 mm 20% 5 m/s 3
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
16°
0.1 mm 10% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 18 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
17°
0.1 mm 10% 4 m/s 3
Sunday 19 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
17°
0.3 mm 20% 4 m/s 3

Climate Kenya

Click on a region of Kenya to view the climate:

Climate table of Southeast Kenya (Diani Beach)

Southeast Kenya has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southeast Kenya is 30° degrees and there is about 208 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) 31 31 32 31 29 28 27 28 28 29 30 31
Night temp. (°C) 24 25 25 25 24 23 22 22 23 23 24 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) 21 13 24 20 20 5 5 6 9 27 17 39
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

Climate table of Central Kenya (Nairobi)

Central Kenya has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Central Kenya is 24° degrees and there is about 531 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) 26 27 27 24 23 22 23 23 25 25 24 24
Night temp. (°C) 13 14 15 15 14 13 12 13 14 15 15 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 19 28 41 92 70 51 32 30 28 42 57 41
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 weather like in a given month for Kenya? 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 4,282 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Nairobi).

How long is the flight to Kenya?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Kenya is approximately 6 h. 40 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 smaller 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 6 December 2021

  • 1 Kenyan shilling = 7.09 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.14 Kenyan shilling
  • 10 Kenyan shilling = 70.90 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 1.41 Kenyan shilling
  • 100 Kenyan shilling = 709.00 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 14.11 Kenyan shilling

What is the area code of Kenya?

The area code to call Kenya is +254.