Weather & climate Deciding when to go to Kenya is a perennial question for visitors. There’s no simple ‘best time to visit Kenya’ as good conditions vary across the country, and one person’s ideal weather will be another’s disappointment.
What to expect of Kenya's climate and weather patterns By and large, Kenya's climate is warm all year round , with plenty of sunshine, cools nights and mornings. But while most parts of Kenya exhibit more or less the same climatic conditions, when traveling across different parts of Kenya, you will experience varying weather patterns due to ...
Kenya Climate Overview. Kenya is located in East Africa. ... More, the pattern precipitation changes: while still bimodal, it is only June that separates one set of rains from the other, making March through to September feel like one long wet season – much in keeping, therefore, with annual rainfall patterns found to the west, around Lake ...
resents air temperatures and precipitation increasing in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. In the Indian Ocean, this produces an east to west wind pattern that disrupts onshore moisture transports into Kenya, and brings dry subsiding air (that tends to depress rainfall) down across the eastern Horn.
This article looks at the Kenya Coast's weather pattern in more detail and outlines a generalised climate model for this region. The equatorial region's weather patterns are dominated by the Hadley Cell, an atmospheric circulation pattern occurring between the tropics that produce the easterly trade winds.
Many of Kenya’s parks have a climate comparable to this, including the Masai Mara. Amboseli, Meru, Samburu and Tsavo are at a lower altitude and, therefore, warmer. The Aberdares and Laikipia Plateau are in the highlands, and a bit colder. The highlands receive a great deal of rain and are very cold in the evening and morning.
Rainfall and Temperature patterns on the Kenya Coast The major influence on East African weather is the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) . This is an area of the atmosphere above the earth’s surface where two air-streams (the North East and South East Trade Winds) converge.
The climate of Kenya essentially depends on three major factors: temperature, rainfall and humidity. These three factors are controlled by altitude and generally the higher you go the cooler it becomes.
Mean rainfall patterns for March-April-May seasonal rainfall. The figure shows that the highest rainfall ... • In Northwestern and Southeastern Kenya, the rainfall performance is likely to be ...
In April 2019, near-normal to above-normal rainfall is expected over most parts of the country and more so in western Kenya, central Rift Valley, Northern Kenya (Marsabit, Moyale) and the central highlands including Nairobi. Depressed rainfall is, however, likely to occur over Northwestern Kenya.