Nairobi monthly weather averages

Average daytime temperature

The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at Nairobi

Nairobi average temperature chart (Celsius) Nairobi average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average monthly temperatures in Nairobi (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 24.6 25.6 25.5 24 22.5 21.4 20.5 21.1 23.4 24.5 22.9 23.3
°F 76.3 78 77.8 75.1 72.4 70.4 68.9 70 74.2 76 73.2 74

Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.

Average rainfall & rainy days

The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.

Nairobi monthly rainfall chart (mm) Nairobi monthly rainfall chart (inches)
Average monthly rainfall in Nairobi (mm and inches)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 58 49 93 244 186 42 22 27 29 67 151 99
inches 2.3 1.9 3.7 9.6 7.3 1.6 0.9 1.1 1.1 2.6 6 3.9
Rainy days 9 8 13 20 18 7 6 7 6 9 20 12

Average daily sunshine

The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Nairobi

Nairobi average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Nairobi
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 9.6 9.6 8.8 7.2 6.3 5.4 4.4 4.5 6.6 7.8 7.1 8.7

Day / night temperatures

The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.

Nairobi average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Nairobi average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Nairobi (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 11.9 12.1 13.3 14 13.1 11.2 10.3 10.5 10.9 12.5 13.1 12.6
Max °C 24.9 25.9 25.8 24.2 22.7 21.6 20.8 21.4 23.8 24.8 23.2 23.6
Min °F 53.4 53.8 55.9 57.2 55.6 52.2 50.5 50.8 51.5 54.4 55.5 54.7
Max °F 65.1 66.2 67.1 66.4 64.2 61.5 59.9 60.6 63.1 65.5 64.6 64.6

Sea temperature

The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

Nairobi average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Nairobi average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average sea temperature around Nairobi in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 28 28.1 28.8 29 28.2 27.2 26.4 26.2 26.5 27.2 27.8 28.2
°F 82.4 82.5 83.9 84.3 82.8 80.9 79.5 79.2 79.7 80.9 82.1 82.7

Wind speed

The graph below shows the average wind speed.

Nairobi average winspeed by month (km/h) Nairobi average winspeed by month (mph)
Average wind speed in Nairobi (mph and kmh)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
km/h 15 16 15 13 11 10 10 10 12 14 15 15
mph 9 10 9 8 7 6 6 7 7 9 9 9

A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.

Relative humidity

The graph below shows the average relative humidity.

Nairobi relative humidity averages
Average relative humidity in Nairobi
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
60% 58% 62% 68% 74% 72% 73% 71% 64% 62% 70% 66%
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Nairobi weather stats

Nairobi weather statistics
Hottest month: March 25.5°C 77.9°F
Driest month: July 22mm 0.9ins
Sunniest month: February 9.6hrs
Coldest month: July 20.5°C 68.9°F
Wettest month: April 244mm 9.6ins
Warmest sea: April 29°C 84.2°F
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