The best times to visit Embu for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 30th

or

December 17th to March 11th

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

 

 


Other Embu Travel Info

Weather in Embu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Embu vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 85th 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 Embu, 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 82.9°F (28.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.8°F (14.9°C) at night.

Embu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Embu 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.

Embu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Embu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Embu 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 78.8 69.3 56.5
Feb 81.4 71.4 57.7
Mar 81.7 71.5 59.3
Apr 77.9 69.4 60.9
May 75.8 68.2 60.3
Jun 72.9 65.9 58.1
Jul 71 63.9 56.4
Aug 72 64.3 56.8
Sep 77.3 67.4 57.5
Oct 78.5 69.1 59.9
Nov 76.2 68 59.2
Dec 76.4 68 57.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26 20.7 13.6
Feb 27.4 21.9 14.3
Mar 27.6 21.9 15.2
Apr 25.5 20.8 16.1
May 24.3 20.1 15.7
Jun 22.7 18.8 14.5
Jul 21.7 17.7 13.6
Aug 22.2 17.9 13.8
Sep 25.2 19.7 14.2
Oct 25.8 20.6 15.5
Nov 24.6 20 15.1
Dec 24.7 20 14

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Embu are February, June, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Embu? 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 Embu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Embu (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 7% 0 1.3
Feb 5% 0 0.6
Mar 17% 0 4.1
Apr 37% 0 9.2
May 23% 0 5.4
Jun 6% 0 1.3
Jul 10% 0 1
Aug 13% 0 1.2
Sep 7% 0 0.9
Oct 28% 0 7.1
Nov 38% 0 7.4
Dec 13% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 3.3
Feb 5 0 1.5
Mar 17 0 10.4
Apr 37 0 23.4
May 23 0 13.7
Jun 6 0 3.3
Jul 10 0 2.5
Aug 13 0 3
Sep 7 0 2.3
Oct 28 0 18
Nov 38 0 18.8
Dec 13 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Embu has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (46.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (66.3%).

Wind in Embu is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 5.2 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.2 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 3 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
May 2.3 Barely noticeable 6 Gentle breeze
Jun 1.8 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Jul 2 Barely noticeable 5.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.2 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Sep 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.6%
Feb 46.1%
Mar 50.8%
Apr 64.7%
May 65.7%
Jun 65.8%
Jul 65.4%
Aug 63.3%
Sep 53.9%
Oct 57.5%
Nov 66.3%
Dec 61.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Embu?

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 Embu, 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 Embu 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 somewhat 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 Embu Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 75.1°F (23.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Embu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 74°F (23.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 11 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Embu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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