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KENYA

CLIMATE

Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeastern parts of the country.

The average annual temperature for the coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 17 meters) is 30 degrees Celsius maximum and 22.40 Celsius minimum. The capital city, Nairobi (altitude 1,661 meters) sees 25.20 Celsius maximum and 13.60 Celsius minimum. The town of Eldoret (altitude 3,085) faces temperatures of 23.60 Celsius maximum and 9.50 Celsius minimum. The drier northern plain lands (altitude 506 meters) face 34.80 Celsius maximum and 23.70 Celsius minimum.

There is plenty of sunshine all year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

CLIMATE (ALTITUDE: 5000 FT.)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly Max.Temp (C) 27 28 27 26 25 24 23 23 26 27 25 25
Mean Monthly Min.Temp (C) 13 13 14 15 14 12 11 11 12 13 14 13
Mean Monthly Rainfall (mm) 49 36 85 153 126 32 13 18 21 48 132 75