Average Weather during May in Nairobi, Kenya

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Nairobi in May is 12.0°C (53.6°F). May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 190mm (7.5in). You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 23.0°C (73.4°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 189 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Nairobi should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 53 °F
Max Temperature 73 °F
Chance of Rain 43%
Precipitation 7 in
Rainy Days 13
Sunshine Hours 189

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What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in .

Swimming
6/10
Camping
6/10

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