Weather


Nairobi stands at 1,700 metres above sea level. Due to the proximity to the equator, sunrise occurs daily between 06.00hrs and 06.30hrs while sunset takes place 12 hours later. Temperatures will typically range from comfortably warm to hot, especially at mid-day. Evenings can be surprisingly chilly. The weather in Kenya is fairly consistent, and the temperatures rarely varies much between day temperatures of 25º C and night temperatures of 10º C in the interior, and between day temperatures of 30º C and night temperatures of 15º C at the coast – which has a high level of humidity.

The evenings and early mornings can be quite cool, and some of the areas, which stand at over 2000 meters above sea level, have both chilly and humid nights. There are two rainy seasons; the “long” rains between April and June, and the “short” rains between November and the middle of December. Rain can occur even in the driest months, and heavy rains occur frequently in Kenya from March onwards. Even during the rains, the weather can be pleasant, with rain occurring in the early morning and late in the afternoon or evening. The coldest months are July and August, while the hottest are January and February.