Kenya holiday weather

Check Kenya weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Kenya is expected to be 31°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 31°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Mombasa.

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Kenya weather averages

Check Kenya weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Kenya are January, February and March with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest months are January, February, March, September, October, November and December with on average 9 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is February with 3 days. The sea is at its warmest in Kenya in April with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The Kenya weather averages shown below are for Mombasa.

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Kenya weather today

Here is the weather in Kenya today, Saturday 16th December 2017. Expect scattered clouds in Kenya with a maximum temperature of 31°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 6 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a moderate breeze of 20 kph from the north-east. The weather forecast shown below is for Mombasa.

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    °C maximum temperature
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    °C minimum temperature
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    hours of sunshine
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    mm of rainfall expected
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    moderate heat & humidity
  • 20
    kph wind from NE

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Kenya weather overview

Not surprisingly, for one of the world's top holiday destinations, Kenya has (on the whole) a delightful climate. Sun worshippers staying in hotels along its Indian Ocean coast are saved from overheating by cool sea breezes; its hilly regions have seasonal changes but are always temperate and even its lowlands avoid the plague of high humidity: thanks to coastal breezes they are hot but dry. Weather conditions vary from region to region.

The coast has two rainy seasons: heavy rains fall during April and May with lighter precipitation in October and November. There can be showers at any time of year but these, conveniently, take place largely at night. Nights can be sultry but days are fresher with an average of 8 hours of sunshine and sea breezes to counter humidity.

Inland from the coast, in the lowlands, the weather is drier and hotter and desert-like towards the northern frontier. Because humidity is low, the heat is rarely oppressive but it is a good idea to acclimatise before rushing about in it.

In the highlands, which range from 1,200 to 2,200 metres (4,000 to 7,000 feet), rain comes twice a year (late March to the end of May and October to mid-December) but is rarely heavy. June to September is the cold dry season (known locally as 'Winter') with a lot of cloud, relatively little rain and cool evenings.

What to pack for Kenya weather

Along the coast light clothes are recommended here with wraps for protection against chilly morning breezes. While inland from the coast take light clothing. In the highlands, warmer clothing and light rainwear is advised for highland visits in the summer months. From December to March, light clothing is fine as you will bask in brilliant sunshine. If your trip includes a visit to Lake Victoria, be prepared for rainfall at any time. In the high mountains, temperatures can be frosty and you could even encounter snow, so wrap up warmly.

Tropical storm risk: Kenya cyclone season

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The Kenya tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Mombasa, Kenya.

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Kenya holiday weather averages by month

Check Kenya holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Kenya weather with the USA

Below the Kenya weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Kenya (Mombasa) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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