Kenya Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical11 Baringo Embu Kajiado Kirinyaga Kitui Makueni Murang'a Samburu Taita/Taveta Tharaka-Nithi West Pokot
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate11 Bomet Bungoma Elgeyo/Marakwet Kiambu Laikipia Nairobi City Nakuru Nandi Narok Trans Nzoia Uasin Gishu
AfTropical rainforestTropical7 Busia Homa Bay Kericho Kisii Kisumu Nyamira Siaya
AsTropical wet and dry or savanna ('summer' dry season)Tropical7 Isiolo Kilifi Kwale Lamu Marsabit Meru Mombasa
BshSubtropical steppeArid4 Garissa Tana River Turkana Wajir
AmTropical monsoonTropical3 Kakamega Migori Vihiga
CsbMediterranean, warm summerTemperate2 Nyandarua Nyeri
BwhSubtropical desertArid1 Mandera
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate1 Machakos

Summary: Most regions (11) in Kenya lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 30.77°C (87.39°F) in Turkana to a low of 17.21°C (62.98°F) in Laikipia.

Climate Kenya: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)35.45(95.81)36.71(98.08)36.58(97.84)34.35(93.83)33.61(92.5)32.99(91.38)32.4(90.32)33.12(91.62)34.52(94.14)34.34(93.81)33.63(92.53)34.2(93.56)36.71(98.08)
Average high °C (°F)27.6(81.68)28.87(83.97)28.51(83.32)26.67(80.01)25.41(77.74)24.79(76.62)24.59(76.26)25.36(77.65)26.58(79.84)26.96(80.53)26.11(79.0)26.3(79.34)26.48(79.66)
Daily mean °C (°F)23.12(73.62)24.09(75.36)24.14(75.45)22.93(73.27)21.94(71.49)21.29(70.32)20.97(69.75)21.52(70.74)22.4(72.32)22.9(73.22)22.35(72.23)22.35(72.23)22.5(72.5)
Average low °C (°F)16.23(61.21)16.96(62.53)17.45(63.41)17.25(63.05)16.39(61.5)15.48(59.86)15.12(59.22)15.57(60.03)16.0(60.8)16.78(62.2)16.7(62.06)16.21(61.18)16.35(61.43)
Record low °C (°F)8.91(48.04)9.31(48.76)10.62(51.12)11.65(52.97)11.31(52.36)10.04(50.07)9.82(49.68)10.48(50.86)10.92(51.66)11.65(52.97)10.74(51.33)9.47(49.05)8.91(48.04)
Average precipitation mm (inches)75.7(2.98)75.21(2.96)175.95(6.93)305.98(12.05)261.15(10.28)149.21(5.87)110.87(4.36)136.01(5.35)131.02(5.16)196.15(7.72)245.97(9.68)151.48(5.96)167.89(6.61)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)10.49.9217.2423.7523.1518.4417.6117.5216.520.4623.317.8418.01
Average relative humidity (%)63.1660.5465.3276.179.4276.9273.9871.4568.9869.8575.1971.871.06
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.2511.2711.0410.8810.9311.0311.0211.1311.1411.2511.111.2811.11

Kenya Climate Graph

Kenya

Kenya’s Cities by Temperature

Kenya’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Turkana
30.77°C | 87.39°F
Mandera
30.46°C | 86.83°F
Garissa
29.61°C | 85.3°F
Tana River
29.61°C | 85.3°F
Wajir
29.56°C | 85.21°F
Lamu
27.72°C | 81.9°F
Kwale
27.63°C | 81.73°F
Mombasa
27.63°C | 81.73°F
Kilifi
27.28°C | 81.1°F
Marsabit
25.85°C | 78.53°F
Taita/Taveta
25.44°C | 77.79°F
Makueni
24.19°C | 75.54°F
Kisumu
23.93°C | 75.07°F
Siaya
23.93°C | 75.07°F
Vihiga
23.93°C | 75.07°F
Busia
23.27°C | 73.89°F
Kakamega
22.02°C | 71.64°F
Bungoma
22.02°C | 71.64°F
Nandi
22.02°C | 71.64°F
Homa Bay
21.12°C | 70.02°F
Nyamira
21.12°C | 70.02°F
Migori
21.12°C | 70.02°F
Kisii
21.12°C | 70.02°F
Embu
20.96°C | 69.73°F
Tharaka-Nithi
20.96°C | 69.73°F
Kirinyaga
20.96°C | 69.73°F
Murang'a
20.93°C | 69.67°F
Nairobi City
20.82°C | 69.48°F
Kiambu
20.82°C | 69.48°F
Kajiado
20.51°C | 68.92°F
Machakos
20.51°C | 68.92°F
Kitui
20.51°C | 68.92°F
Trans Nzoia
20.47°C | 68.85°F
West Pokot
20.47°C | 68.85°F
Elgeyo/Marakwet
20.47°C | 68.85°F
Isiolo
19.68°C | 67.42°F
Samburu
19.68°C | 67.42°F
Meru
19.68°C | 67.42°F
Narok
19.14°C | 66.45°F
Nyeri
19.13°C | 66.43°F
Nyandarua
19.03°C | 66.25°F
Nakuru
19.03°C | 66.25°F
Baringo
18.94°C | 66.09°F
Uasin Gishu
18.94°C | 66.09°F
Kericho
18.65°C | 65.57°F
Bomet
18.65°C | 65.57°F
Laikipia
17.21°C | 62.98°F

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