Nairobi Climate & Temperature
- 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 mean 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.
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