What’s the weather like in Kenya in January?
If you’re looking to escape from Europe in January and soak up some superb sun and hot weather, then Kenya could be perfect. You’ll find the Kenya weather in January has temperatures around 30°C along coastal resorts like Mombasa, with less tropical rain than months like April and May.
Kenya produces different climates whether you’re holidaying along its stunning east coast, visiting inland cities like Nairobi or relaxing in mountainous resorts. Around Mombasa, beside the Indian Ocean, the temperature is usually between 28°C and 32°C most of the year. There’s a very welcoming sea breeze helping to keep conditions comfortable.
The weather in Kenya in January produces an average of 24°C during the day across the country, with the temperature around 30°C in the city of Mombasa. This drops to about 23°C at night time, so it’s a good idea to check that your hotel has air conditioning. The humidity level during the day is high, at an average of 70%, and the UV index is also strong. You’ll love the amazing sunshine hours in Kenya, which peak at 12 hours in January, with the sun setting about 6.30pm. You may want an umbrella or light jacket to tackle the tropical showers in Kenya, with an average of 102mm falling this month, but along the coast it’s drier at this time than it is on higher ground. Expect the sea temperature to be 27°C, which is very inviting for a dip in the clear Indian Ocean.