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    Kenya - National parks

    Nairobi weather and climate

    Kenya - National parks

    Nairobi weather and climate

    Day

    24 °C

    Night

    14 °C

    0

    Precipitation

    161 mm

    in month

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

    Humidity

    74 %

    Weather charts for Nairobi

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    Weather overview
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    Wet days chart
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    Sunhours per day chart
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    Wind chart
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    Weather overview for Nairobi

    Weather overview

    Nairobi (Kenya) in general has a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 22.1 °C (71.8 °F) in July to 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) in February. The driest month is July with just 3 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is November with 16 days of rain. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in April with 14.6 °C (58.3 °F), the lowest in July with 11.2 °C (52.2 °F).

    January weather

    The day temperature starts to rise, its value is 26.3 °C (79.3 °F) in Nairobi, while the maximum of the sea temperature can be noticed. The tourist season is about to start. The number of rainy days continues to descent, with its value of 6 days, and the rainfall amount continues to descent too, the value of this measure is 57 mm (2.26 in). The night temperature descents similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 12.5 °C (54.5 °F).

    February weather

    The maximum of the day temperature can be noticed, with its value being 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) in Nairobi. The rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 46 mm (1.83 in). The tourist season is taking place. The number of sun hours (without clouds) is on its maximum in this month. The wind speed reaches its maximum in this month. The minimum of the humidity is observable in February.

    March weather

    The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, with its value of 9 days in Nairobi, and the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed too, its value is 91 mm (3.57 in). The day temperature descent's start could be observed, with its value of 27.2 °C (81.0 °F), on the contrary the night temperature rise's start could be observed, its value is 14.0 °C (57.2 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, with its value of 8 hours.

    April weather

    The descent of the day temperature can be observed, its value is 25.5 °C (77.9 °F) in Nairobi, while the night temperature reaches its maximum, with its value of 14.6 °C (58.3 °F). The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 16 days, while the rainfall amount is on its maximum, with its value being 202 mm (7.94 in). The wet season slowly starts. The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, its value is 7 hours.

    May weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, its value is 24.3 °C (75.7 °F) in Nairobi, while the night temperature descent's start could be observed, its value is 13.9 °C (57.0 °F). The wet season is taking place in May. The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, the value of this measure is 14 days, and the rainfall amount starts to descent too in May. The maximum of the humidity can be noticed, the value of this measure is 74 %.

    June weather

    The day temperature continues to descent, its value is 23.2 °C (73.8 °F) in Nairobi, and the descent of the night temperature can be observed as well, the value of this measure is 12.3 °C (54.1 °F). The tourist season is at its beginning this month. The number of rainy days continues to descent, with its value being 5 days, and the descent of the rainfall amount can be observed too, with its value of 32 mm (1.28 in). The minimum of the day length can be noticed in this month.

    July weather

    The tourist season continues in Nairobi. The minimum of the day temperature can be noticed, with its value being 22.1 °C (71.8 °F), and the night temperature is on its minimum as well in this month. The minimum of the rainfall amount is observable, with its value being 16 mm (0.63 in), and the number of rainy days reaches its minimum as well, its value is 3 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) is on its minimum, its value is 4 hours.

    August weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Nairobi, and the dry season continues as well in August. The day temperature starts to rise, with its value of 22.8 °C (73.0 °F). The number of rainy days starts to rise, with its value of 4 days, and the rainfall amount starts to rise too in August. The minimum of the wind speed is observable, with its value being 1.5.

    September weather

    The day temperature continues to rise, with its value being 25.1 °C (77.2 °F) in Nairobi. The tourist season is taking place, and there is pending dry season too. The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value of 6 hours.

    October weather

    The rise of the day temperature can be observed, with its value of 25.9 °C (78.6 °F) in Nairobi, while the beginning of the rise of the night temperature could be noticed, the value of this measure is 13.1 °C (55.6 °F). The rainfall amount starts to rise, with its value being 65 mm (2.58 in), and the number of rainy days rise's start could be observed too, its value is 9 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month.

    November weather

    The beginning of the descent of the day temperature could be noticed, its value is 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) in Nairobi, while the night temperature continues to rise, its value is 14.1 °C (57.4 °F). The number of rainy days is on its maximum, with its value being 16 days, while the rise of the rainfall amount can be observed, the value of this measure is 131 mm (5.15 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, with its value being 7 hours.

    December weather

    The number of rainy days starts to descent, with its value being 10 days in Nairobi, and the beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed too, its value is 94 mm (3.70 in). The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, its value is 8 hours. The night temperature starts to descent in this month. The day length is on its maximum in December.

    FAQs

    How many hours of sun to expect in January in Nairobi?

    In January in Nairobi, you can expect around 9 hours of sunshine.

    Is it hot in Nairobi in February?

    In Nairobi in February, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

    What is the night temperature in June in Nairobi?

    The average night temperature in June in Nairobi is 12.3 °C (54.1 °F). Nights can be cooler, morning running can be refreshing but choose appropriate clothing, evening outdoor sitting can be pleasant but you can also be cold.

    How many rainy days can I expect in July in Nairobi?

    In July in Nairobi, we can expect 3 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 0.8 days of the week, or in general - 11 % days.

    Is August a good month to visit Nairobi?

    In Nairobi in August, there are ideal conditions for a vacation. You can expect just 4 days of rain during the month, taking an umbrella is not necessary. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 22.8 °C (73.0 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. The temperature of 11.3 °C (52.3 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    What temperature can I expect during the day in September in Nairobi?

    In September in Nairobi, the average daily temperatures will be 25.1 °C (77.2 °F). The ideal temperature for enjoying sunbathing by the water and a good temperature for other activities. For some people, it will be too hot in the direct sunlight and the stay may not be so pleasant. Don't forget to pack flip-flops, sunscreen, and a hand fan if necessary - it may come in handy.

    How windy is it in October in Nairobi?

    In Nairobi in October, there will be an average wind scale of 2.2. It is rather a milder or unnoticeable wind, therefore it will not bother you during your holiday.

    Is there a wet season in Nairobi in November?

    No, there is no wet season in Nairobi in November - you can expect 16 days of rain during the month.

    What level of humidity is to expect in December in Nairobi?

    In Nairobi in December, expect humidity around 66 %.