Weather in April in Kenya

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in April in Kenya. Is this month a good time to go to Kenya? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Kenya in April?

The weather in Kenya in April ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

April has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Marsabit with 24°C (75°F) to very warm temperatures in Garissa with 37°C (99°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Garissa and 16°C (61°F) in Marsabit. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Lodwar with 58mm (2.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Moyale with 198mm (7.8inch) rainfall. April is the wettest month of the year. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 204 hours of sunshine in Nairobi during the whole month.

Where to go in Kenya in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in Kenya on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Kenya

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in Kenya?

Average weather in Nairobi

In April Nairobi generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (79°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Nairobi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
14°C / 57°F 
267 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
6 days 
26°C / 79°F 
15°C / 59°F 
204 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
13 days 
May   >> May
>>  
24°C / 76°F 
14°C / 58°F 
175 hours 
107mm / 4.2inch 
11 days 
Climate in Nairobi

Average weather in Diani Beach

In April Diani Beach generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Diani Beach
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
270 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
154mm / 6.1inch 
15 days 
May   >> May
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
21°C / 70°F 
205 hours 
236mm / 9.3inch 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Diani Beach

Average weather in Malindi

In April Malindi generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (76°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Malindi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
36mm / 1.4inch 
3 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 76°F 
165mm / 6.5inch 
10 days 
May   >> May
>>  
29°C / 84°F 
24°C / 74°F 
301mm / 12inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Malindi

Average weather in Watamu

In April Watamu generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (76°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Watamu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
36mm / 1.4inch 
3 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 76°F 
165mm / 6.5inch 
10 days 
May   >> May
>>  
29°C / 84°F 
24°C / 74°F 
301mm / 12inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Watamu

Average weather in Mombasa

In April Mombasa generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Mombasa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
270 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
154mm / 6.1inch 
15 days 
May   >> May
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
21°C / 70°F 
205 hours 
236mm / 9.3inch 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Mombasa

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Is April the best time to go to Kenya?

In our opinion April is not the best time to visit Kenya with commonly pleasant weather in Nairobi.

On average the best time to visit Kenya is in January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October and December with generally perfect weather in Nairobi. The worst months are April, May and November that can have pleasant weather conditions.

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