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    Nairobi weather and climate in 2024

    Kenya - National parks

    Nairobi weather and climate in 2024

     

    Day

    24 °C

     

    Night

    14 °C

     

    Precipitation

    161 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    74 %

     

    Day

    24 °C

     

    Night

    14 °C

     

    Precipitation

    161 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    74 %

    Overview: Nairobi
    The vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, is known for its enticing tropical climate with variations that cater to a diverse range of visitors. Daytime temperatures fluctuate from a confortable 22 °C (72 °F) in the cool month of July to a warm 28 °C (82 °F) during the peak of February. Throughout the year, Nairobi experiences its driest spell in July, which averages a mere 3 days of rainfall, in stark contrast to November, the month with the highest frequency of rainy days at 16 days. With April ushering in the warmest nocturnal temperatures at a cozy 15 °C (58 °F) and July offering the coolest nights at 11 °C (52 °F), travelers can find their ideal climate for a perfect getaway.

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    Last week's weather in Nairobi

    The average temperature for the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024 was 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 17 °C (63 °F) during the night. These temperatures are roughly same as the long-time average for Nairobi, being 25 °C (77 °F) for daily temperatures and 14 °C (57 °F) for night temperatures. The average temperatures observed during different times of day (based on local time) were as below: 7am 17 °C (63 °F), 10am 20 °C (68 °F), 1pm 23 °C (73 °F), 4pm 23 °C (73 °F), 7pm 19 °C (66 °F), 10pm 18 °C (64 °F).

    During this week: 6 days with moderate rain and 1 day with heavy rain were observed. Nairobi received 143 mm (5.63 in) of precipitation throughout the week, which is above its long-term average of 44 mm (1.73 in). The daytime hours (from dawn to dusk) had an average cloud coverage of 73 %.

    The wind's speed averaged 2.8 m/s. The air pressure was 1011 hpa - 1024 hpa. The air in Nairobi had an average humidity of 85 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 0.5 hours partially overcast skies, 1.5 hours overcast skies and 12 hours rainy weather. On average, the time of sunrise was 06:28, and the time of sunset was 18:32.

    Weather overview for Nairobi

    Weather overview

    The vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, is known for its enticing tropical climate with variations that cater to a diverse range of visitors. Daytime temperatures fluctuate from a confortable 22 °C (72 °F) in the cool month of July to a warm 28 °C (82 °F) during the peak of February. Throughout the year, Nairobi experiences its driest spell in July, which averages a mere 3 days of rainfall, in stark contrast to November, the month with the highest frequency of rainy days at 16 days. With April ushering in the warmest nocturnal temperatures at a cozy 15 °C (58 °F) and July offering the coolest nights at 11 °C (52 °F), travelers can find their ideal climate for a perfect getaway.

    January weather

    As the day embraces a warmer 26 °C (79 °F) in Nairobi, the night temperature slightly drops to 13 °C (55 °F). The burgeoning of tourist season looms on the horizon. The downward trend in the number of rainy days is reflected in its measure of 6 days, while the quantity of recorded rainfall also declines, standing at 57 mm (2.26 in).

    February weather

    You can't miss noticing the peak daytime temperature reaching a balmy 28 °C (82 °F) in Nairobi. The rainfall persists its decline from the preceding month, evidenced by 46 mm (1.83 in). The throes of the tourist season are palpable as the zenith of sun hours dawns upon the city. A brisk wind, hitting its peak velocity now, sweeps across Nairobi while the air's dryness is at its lowest observed humidity.

    March weather

    An upward movement in the count of rainy days is seen, initiating at 9 days in Nairobi, accompanied by an increment in rainfall volume at an impressive 91 mm (3.57 in). Noticeable also is the commencement of a slight decline in daytime warmth, evidenced by 27 °C (81 °F), juxtaposed with an uptick in nocturnal warmth at 14 °C (57 °F). The span of sunlit hours, sans clouds, also begins to wane, with 8 hours to its credit.

    April weather

    A noticeable dip in daytime temperatures is present, with readings around 26 °C (78 °F) in Nairobi, while the night sees its highest temperatures at 15 °C (58 °F). The rising trend of rainy days continues as previously, now at 16 days, and the precipitated water volume reaches its yearly apogee at an astounding 202 mm (7.94 in). The onset of the wet season becomes evident. The contraction in cloudless sun hours becomes apparent, now at 7 hours.

    May weather

    As the progressively cooler 24 °C (76 °F) day temperature unfolds in Nairobi, a downward trend in night temperatures begins to emerge, settling at 14 °C (57 °F). Pending moist season continues its reign in May. The initial signs of reducing rainy days become apparent, measured at 14 days, along with a decrease in associated rainfall. A climb in humidity levels is noteworthy, recorded at a high 74 %.

    June weather

    The daytime warmth continues its descent, now at 23 °C (74 °F) in Nairobi, matched by a similar downtrend in nocturnal temperatures, observed at 12 °C (54 °F). The tourist boom is but a whisper with June's infancy. The diminishing number of rainy days is endorsed, sitting comfortably at 5 days, and rainfall continues on its departure trajectory, now at 32 mm (1.28 in). The briefest day spans can be witnessed this month.

    July weather

    With the tourist influx persisting, July in Nairobi spots the lowest day temperature so far at a pleasant 22 °C (72 °F), paralleled by an equally lowest nocturnal coolness at 11 °C (52 °F). The scanty rainfall is at its annual minimum at 16 mm (0.63 in), whereas the number of rainy days is also at its least at 3 days. The least amount of sunshine hours graces the city, standing at 4 hours.

    August weather

    In the cusp of tourist season's zenith, August sees Nairobi enjoying a dry season, as day temperatures start their rise, now at 23 °C (73 °F). A gradual increase in rainy days commences, indexed at 4 days, paired with a corresponding ascent in rainfall, now at 21 mm (0.83 in). The most tranquil wind conditions of the year are observed during this period, with speeds dropping to 2 m/s.

    September weather

    September in Nairobi ushers in rising daytime warmth, recorded at 25 °C (77 °F). Marking the continuance of the tourist high-season, and the waning dry season, there's a noticeable increment in the magnitude of sunny hours, now at 6 hours.

    October weather

    Characterized by a steady ascension of daytime heat, to a comfortable 26 °C (79 °F) in Nairobi, the early stages of nocturnal temperature elevation are also visible, charted at 13 °C (56 °F). The prelude to rising rainfall and rainy days is indicated, detailed at 65 mm (2.58 in) and 9 days respectively. The quantity of sunlit hours extends comparably to the last month.

    November weather

    Introducing the initial dip in daytime temperatures to a mildly cooler 25 °C (76 °F) in Nairobi, while the night's warmth persists in its rise, noted at 14 °C (57 °F). The pinnacle of rainy days is reached, registering 16 days, alongside a significant amplification in rainfall, noted at 131 mm (5.15 in). The inception of a reduction in the quantity of sunshine hours is discerned, with 7 hours.

    December weather

    As December unfurls in Nairobi, a drop in the frequency of rainy days is evident, beginning at 10 days, and the trend of decreasing rainfall is also apparent, posited at 94 mm (3.70 in). An incline in the number of sunny hours comes into view, now quantified at 8 hours. The gradual fall of nighttime temperatures commences this month, and the lengthiest daylight hours can be savored.

    FAQs

    What is the expected rainfall during January in Nairobi?

    You can anticipate approximately 57 mm (2.26 in) of rainfall in January in Nairobi.

    What is the wind speed like during February in Nairobi?

    February in Nairobi sees the peak wind speeds averaging 3 m/s.

    How does the relative humidity change in March in Nairobi?

    Expect a mild increase in relative humidity for March in Nairobi, averaging 62 %.

    Are daylight hours decreasing in April in Nairobi?

    No, the daylight hours in Nairobi slightly extend, resulting in 12 hours of day in April.

    What is the daytime temperature range in May in Nairobi?

    In May, daytime temperatures in Nairobi typically hover around 24 °C (76 °F).

    How long is a typical day in June in Nairobi?

    June days in Nairobi extend to about 12 hours in length.

    What is the standard length of a July day in Nairobi?

    July has the standard day length averaging about 12 hours in Nairobi.

    What is the chance of wet days in August in Nairobi?

    A slim chance of wet days in August exists, with an average of 4 days in Nairobi.

    What are the average daily maximum temperatures in September in Nairobi?

    September sees average daily maximum temperatures settling at around 25 °C (77 °F) in Nairobi.

    How many hours of sunlight can we expect in October in Nairobi?

    In October, one can expect an average of approximately 7 hours of sunlight in Nairobi.

    How intense is the rainy season in Nairobi during November?

    November in Nairobi marks a peak in its rainy season, with 16 days classified as wet.

    In terms of daylight, how does December compare in Nairobi?

    December offers the most extended daylight experiencing around 12 hours per day in Nairobi.

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