Map of Nairobi in Kenya

Nairobi Climate

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. Kenya is part of the continent of Africa.

Best time to visit Nairobi

The best time to visit Nairobi will be when the temperatures are most comfortable. Fortunately this tends to be throughout the year when temperatures are consistently beween 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F on average.


On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Nairobi is in July when it is 15.35°C / 59.6°F on average, but could get down to 10.1°C / 59.6°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 12 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 0 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Nairobi Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Nairobi which resides in Kenya.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C1818.619.3519.0517.916.2515.3515.817.118.618.118
Max Temperature in °C24.525.625.624.122.621.520.621.423.724.723.123.4
Min Temperature in °C11.511.613.11413.21110.110.210.512.513.112.6

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F64.465.566.866.364.261.359.660.462.865.564.664.4
Max Temperature in °F76.178.178.175.472.770.769.170.574.776.573.674.1
Min Temperature in °F52.752.955.657.255.851.850.250.450.954.555.654.7

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Nairobi throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM64.156.592.8219.4176.63517.523.528.355.3154.2101
Total rainfall in Inches2.52.23.78.67.01.40.70.91.12.26.14.0
Total number of rainy days459161353447158
Chances of rain12.9%17.9%29.0%53.3%41.9%16.7%9.7%12.9%13.3%22.6%50.0%25.8%

Nairobi Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Nairobi in Kenya. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Nairobi Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Nairobi in Kenya with the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Nairobi Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches