What’s the weather like in Kenya in March?
Kenya is in the southern hemisphere, which means the East African country has opposite weather patterns to the UK. The country has a range of different landscapes, including spectacular beaches, soaring mountains and vibrant national parks, and there are changes in the weather depending which part of Kenya you visit. March is generally very hot across much of the country, although for many places this is the beginning of the first wet season. Temperatures remain high at this time, so you should come prepared for both rain and shine if you go on holiday to Kenya in March.
The average temperature in the capital, Nairobi, at this time is 21ºC, with highs of 27ºC and lows of 14ºC after dark. Around 90mm of rain’s expected over the course of nine wet days, although there’s still eight hours of daily sunshine in March. Mombassa sits on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline, and has an average temperature of 28ºC. Highs reach 31ºC, while evenings are warm and only cool down to 24ºC. The sea measures a warm 30ºC, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. It’s very wet in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, which predicts 170mm of rain spread across 12 wet days in March. Temperatures are still hot though, reaching highs of 30ºC.