Weather in March in Kenya

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are 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 in Kenya in March ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

March has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Marsabit with 25°C (77°F) to very warm temperatures in Garissa with 38°C (100°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 low in Lodwar with 19mm (0.7inch) rainfall to high in Marsabit with 91mm (3.6inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 267 hours of sunshine in Nairobi during the whole month.

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 warm 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 warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°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
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
255 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
270 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
154mm / 6.1inch 
15 days 
Climate in Diani Beach

Average weather in Malindi

In March Malindi generally has very warm 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 warm 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 warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°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
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
255 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
270 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
154mm / 6.1inch 
15 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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