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Climate of Nairobi, Kenya Average Weather

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  • Nairobi, Kenya is at 1°18'S, 36°45'E, 1798 m (5899 ft). See map.
  • Nairobi has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Nairobi is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 17.7 degrees Celsius (63.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.5 °C (6.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 21.3°C (70.4°F) on average falling to 10.3°C (50.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 24°C (75.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 12°C (53.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 24.7°C (76.4°F) and average low temperatures are 11.7°C (53°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 24°C (75.2°F) during the day and lows of 13.3°C (56°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 925 mm (36.4 inches) which is equivalent to 925 Litres/m² (22.69 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2525 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Nairobi you would come out nearest to the climate station at Atuona, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 21 (70) 21 (70) 24 (75) 25 (77) 23 (73) 23 (73) 25 (77) 26 (79) 25 (77) 24 (75) 23 (73) 22 (72) 24 (74)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (60) 16 (60) 17 (63) 19 (66) 18 (64) 18 (64) 18 (64) 19 (65) 19 (66) 19 (66) 18 (64) 17 (62) 18 (64)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (50) 10 (50) 10 (50) 13 (55) 13 (55) 13 (55) 11 (52) 11 (52) 13 (55) 14 (57) 13 (55) 11 (52) 12 (53)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 19 (1) 26 (1) 26 (1) 54 (2) 109 (4) 82 (3) 45 (2) 51 (2) 101 (4) 206 (8) 160 (6) 46 (2) 925 (36)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 4 (13%) 6 (19%) 12 (40%) 8 (26%) 4 (13%) 4 (14%) 9 (29%) 15 (50%) 14 (45%) 6 (20%)   89 (24%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 04:17 04:23 06:00 07:05 07:04 08:15 09:05 09:27 08:42 07:02 06:00 05:44   06:54
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 12:02 12:04 12:06 12:08 12:10 12:11 12:10 12:09 12:07 12:05 12:03 12:02   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 36 (64) 37 (63) 50 (50) 59 (41) 59 (41) 68 (32) 75 (25) 78 (22) 73 (27) 59 (41) 50 (50) 48 (52)   58 (42)

Climate of Nairobi, Kenya Discussion

We are pleased to announce the release of the new discussion section. Here you will discover a wealth of knowledge about the various aspects of the local climate presented by our international community. We would like to invite you to help get discussion started by visiting those locations you are familiar with. Is there something noteworthy about the climate there that you can enlighten us about? Discussion is subdivided into specific topics such as the months of the year and aspects such as day length and temperature. When you have an idea of something fascinating to share please visit the specific page most fitting and add your post using the simple interface. No registration or third party network login is necessary.

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