Kenya weather in March

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in March 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 March?

The weather conditions in Kenya in March vary from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During March in Kenya, the average maximum temperature varies from high in Marsabit with 26°C (79°F) to very high in Garissa with 39°C (101°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 25°C (76°F) in Garissa and 16°C (61°F) in Marsabit.

Precipitation in March varies from low in Lodwar with an average of 19mm (0.7inch) of rainfall to high in Marsabit with 91mm (3.6inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 267 hours of sunshine in Nairobi during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around Kenya.

Where to go in Kenya in March

Find the average weather conditions in March 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 March for the 5 most popular destinations in Kenya?

Average weather in Nairobi

In March Nairobi generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
28°C / 82°F 
13°C / 56°F 
266 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
4 days 
28°C / 82°F 
14°C / 57°F 
267 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
15°C / 59°F 
204 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
13 days 
Climate in Nairobi

Average weather in Diani Beach

In March Diani Beach generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and moderate 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
34°C / 93°F 
23°C / 73°F 
254 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
1 day 
34°C / 93°F 
23°C / 73°F 
272 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
224 hours 
158mm / 6.2inch 
11 days 
Climate in Diani Beach

Average weather in Malindi

In March Malindi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Malindi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
18mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
36mm / 1.4inch 
3 days 
April   >> April
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 76°F 
165mm / 6.5inch 
10 days 
Climate in Malindi

Average weather in Watamu

In March Watamu generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Watamu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
18mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
36mm / 1.4inch 
3 days 
April   >> April
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 76°F 
165mm / 6.5inch 
10 days 
Climate in Watamu

Average weather in Mombasa

In March Mombasa generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and moderate 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
34°C / 93°F 
23°C / 73°F 
254 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
1 day 
34°C / 93°F 
23°C / 73°F 
272 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
224 hours 
158mm / 6.2inch 
11 days 
Climate in Mombasa

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Is March the best time to go to Kenya?

In our opinion March is one of the best times to visit Kenya with commonly perfect 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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