Climate in Nairobi, Kenya

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Celsius

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Millimeter

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

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Weather Forecasts for Nairobi

TUE Aug 09
77°F | 53°F
Sunny

Sunny

WED Aug 10
76°F | 54°F
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

THU Aug 11
76°F | 58°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

The best time of year to visit Nairobi in Kenya

Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate and knows little differences in temperature year round. However it does have 2 wet seasons, one in spring and one in autumn. In winter (June, July) the temperatures are most comfortable and it's very dry. For Europeans it is a perfect summer holiday alternative.

During the month of April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Does Nairobi have a dry season?
    Yes, the months July and August are very dry.
  • Which is the warmest month in Nairobi?
    February has an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Nairobi?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 23°C (73°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Nairobi?
    April tops the wettest month list with 159mm (6.3in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Nairobi?
    July is the driest month with 11mm (0.4in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Nairobi?
    January is the sunniest month with an average of 288 hours of sunshine.

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