The best times to visit Eldoret for ideal weather are

August 6th to July 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Eldoret Travel Info

Weather in Eldoret

Temperature

Average temperatures in Eldoret vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 96th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Eldoret, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 79.4°F (26.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.1°F (11.2°C) at night.

Eldoret Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Eldoret Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Eldoret Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Eldoret Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.5 64.2 50.3
Feb 77.6 65.4 51.1
Mar 78.2 66.4 52.7
Apr 76 64.8 54.3
May 74.7 63.9 53.3
Jun 72.7 62.5 52.9
Jul 71.6 61.1 51.6
Aug 71.9 61.1 51.7
Sep 73.8 62.3 51.7
Oct 74.3 63.5 53.4
Nov 73.6 63 53
Dec 74.6 63.3 51.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.7 17.9 10.2
Feb 25.3 18.6 10.6
Mar 25.7 19.1 11.5
Apr 24.4 18.2 12.4
May 23.7 17.7 11.8
Jun 22.6 16.9 11.6
Jul 22 16.2 10.9
Aug 22.2 16.2 10.9
Sep 23.2 16.8 10.9
Oct 23.5 17.5 11.9
Nov 23.1 17.2 11.7
Dec 23.7 17.4 10.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Eldoret are February, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Eldoret? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Eldoret.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Eldoret (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.4
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 1% 0 0
Apr 5% 0 0.6
May 5% 0 1.2
Jun 12% 0 1.4
Jul 27% 0 6.1
Aug 11% 0 1.5
Sep 6% 0 0.6
Oct 3% 0 0.8
Nov 2% 0 1.5
Dec 5% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 1
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 1 0 0
Apr 5 0 1.5
May 5 0 3
Jun 12 0 3.6
Jul 27 0 15.5
Aug 11 0 3.8
Sep 6 0 1.5
Oct 3 0 2
Nov 2 0 3.8
Dec 5 0 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Eldoret has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (43.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71.7%).

Wind in Eldoret is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Eldoret.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8.2 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.6%
Feb 43.9%
Mar 46.1%
Apr 59.5%
May 65.1%
Jun 69%
Jul 70.9%
Aug 71.7%
Sep 65.8%
Oct 62.4%
Nov 62.6%
Dec 55.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Eldoret?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Kenya; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 18, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Eldoret, Kenya is November, followed by June and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Eldoret in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81 in December means 81% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Eldoret Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 74.1°F (23.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Eldoret, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.5°F (24.2°C) and 71.2°F (21.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Eldoret to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.5°F (25.8°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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