Climate in Kenya, Weather, Temperatures & Seasons
Climate in Kenya is tropical, humid at the coast and temperatures inland are very dry in the northeastern parts of country.
There is a lot of sun all the year round, however, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning, especially in the highlands and Nairobi. After millions of years of evolution, climate in Kenya now range from semi-arid to tropical, temperate to alpine, and also include even arctic.
Climate in Kenya and excellent weather conditions invites for an adventure. The hot temperatures are washed way during the rainy season and the country gets lush-tropical look
The humidity rises up in April and May, but is tempered by monsoon winds. The lowlands of Kenya are hot and mainly dry.
The highlands including the weather in Nairobi are more temperate with four seasons.
When is the hottest weather and how is the climate in Kenya influenced by a rainy season
The weather varies according to a location. There are two rainy seasons: the ‘long rains’ and the ‘short rains’. The long rains (rainy season) occur from April to June and short rains trough October and November.
The hottest weather is from December to March and coldest period is from June to July.
Pack lightweight cottons, linens and light shoes or flip flops for hot temperature in coast and lakeside. High hills shoes are not recommended for walking along the streets as the pedestrian paths are rough. In hotels they might be handy for evenings.
Weather by the ocean is often windy and morning and evenings might be colder. You should consider bringing good quality of sunglasses with strong UV protection.
A small umbrella can be handy for protection from the strong sun. Rain wear and warmer clothing is advised if you travel during the rainy season.
For the highlands lightweight layers are needed for much of the year. The climate in highlands change fast so it is always better have more layers of the cloths which you can easily take on and off.
Most of the areas are dusty (especially on safari) and in rainy period of the time muddy so try to avoid white clothing unless you stay in the coast.