There are two dominant influences on the climate in Kenya: altitude and monsoon winds coming from the Indian Ocean. The climate of Kenya is made up of two rainy seasons and two dry seasons, according to Expert Africa. The onsets of the rainy seasons are determined by the monsoon winds.Continue Reading
The heaviest rainy season occurs from April through June. From late June to October, weather is cool and relatively dry before another abbreviated rainy season from November to December. Mid-December through March is the warmest and driest period of the year.
Because of the warm, dry weather, the main tourism season in Kenya begins around the middle of December and continues through March, according to Expert Africa. Temperatures in Nairobi reach a high point in April when average temperatures top 80 degrees Fahrenheit daily, while temperatures in July, August and September can dip to lows in the 30s. Because of the country's proximity to the equator, the heat and glare of the sun are intense.
While long periods of rain are not uncommon, during the rainy season, rainfall is most commonly characterized as a torrential downpour lasting for about 30 minutes, according to Expert Africa. After a strong rain, the sun typically reappears and the ground dries in a matter of minutes.Learn more about Africa
Kenya grows plums, pears, apples, grapes, oranges, lemons, tangerines, bananas, loquat, dates, pawpaws, pineapple, avocados, peaches, apricots and passion fruit. Most fruit is grown in the Highlands region. Due to investments by foreign entities, horticulture in Kenya is expansive.Full Answer >
Kenya is located on the east coast of Africa at the equator. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the east border, Somalia and Ethiopia on the north border, South Sudan and Uganda on the west border and Tanzania on the south border.Full Answer >
Kenya's fame derives primarily from its variety of landscapes and climates, exotic wildlife and long-distance runners. Kenya's diverse topography includes towering mountains, sweeping savannas, woodlands, plains and deserts. These areas produce many different climates, which serve as tourist destinations, draw world-class photographers and support plant and animal life exclusive to Kenya.Full Answer >
Kenya is located in east Africa, and its neighboring countries are Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia and Tanzania. The country is named for Mount Kenya, the second-highestÂ mountain peak on the continent.Full Answer >