When is the best time to go to Kisumu

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Kisumu, Kenya. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Kisumu weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Kisumu are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Kisumu January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 66mm 9.3hrs 12.9hrs 28°C

January in Kisumu is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kisumu.

January is in the summer in Kisumu and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Kisumu with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Kisumu February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 96mm 9.7hrs 12.8hrs 28°C

February in Kisumu is generally a little damp with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kisumu.

February is in the summer in Kisumu and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Kisumu with around 96mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in February »

March

Kisumu March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 165mm 8.7hrs 12.8hrs 29°C

The weather in March in Kisumu is characteristically hot and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kisumu for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Kisumu and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 30°C (87°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Kisumu with around 165mm 6.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Kisumu April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 230mm 8.2hrs 12.8hrs 29°C

Kisumu's weather in April is typically warm and very wet in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kisumu.

April is in the fall / autumn in Kisumu and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Kisumu with around 230mm 9.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Kisumu May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 186mm 8hrs 12.8hrs 28°C

May is a wet month in Kisumu and the temperature is generally warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kisumu.

May is in the fall / autumn in Kisumu and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 16°C (62°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Kisumu with around 186mm 7.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in May »

June

Kisumu June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 89mm 8.1hrs 12.9hrs 27°C

Warm and a little damp weather often prevails in Kisumu during the month of June

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kisumu, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Kisumu and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Kisumu with around 89mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in June »

July

Kisumu July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 75mm 7.4hrs 12.8hrs 27°C

July in Kisumu is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kisumu, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Kisumu and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Kisumu with around 75mm 2.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in July »

August

Kisumu August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 111mm 7hrs 12.8hrs 26°C

The weather in August in Kisumu is characteristically warm and damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kisumu.

August is in the winter in Kisumu and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (83°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Kisumu with around 111mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in August »

September

Kisumu September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 100mm 8.2hrs 12.8hrs 27°C

Kisumu's weather in September is typically warm and a little damp in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kisumu, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

September is in the spring in Kisumu and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Kisumu with around 100mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in September »

October

Kisumu October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 95mm 8.1hrs 12.8hrs 27°C

October is a a little damp month in Kisumu and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kisumu, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

October is in the spring in Kisumu and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Kisumu with around 95mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in October »

November

Kisumu November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 143mm 8hrs 12.9hrs 28°C

November in Kisumu is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kisumu.

November is in the spring in Kisumu and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 30°C (85°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Kisumu with around 143mm 5.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in November »

December

Kisumu December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 100mm 8.7hrs 12.8hrs 28°C

December in Kisumu is generally damp with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Kisumu, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

December is in the summer in Kisumu and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Kisumu with around 100mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Kisumu weather in December »

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Kisumu weather statistics
Hottest month: February 30.3°C 86.5°F
Driest month: January 66mm 2.6ins
Sunniest month: February 9.7hrs
Coldest month: July 27.6°C 81.7°F
Wettest month: April 230mm 9.1ins
Warmest sea: April 29°C 84.2°F
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