The best times to visit Kericho for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Kericho Travel Info

Weather in Kericho

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kericho 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 Kericho, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 81.1°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.2°F (11.8°C) at night.

Kericho Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kericho 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.

Kericho Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kericho Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kericho 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 76.4 65.9 54.3
Feb 77.9 67 54.9
Mar 79.2 67 54.2
Apr 73.7 63.7 55.2
May 72.7 63.4 54.4
Jun 73 62.9 54.4
Jul 72.7 62.8 53.7
Aug 72.1 62.5 54.3
Sep 73.5 63 54.6
Oct 73.7 63.4 54.5
Nov 73.9 63.8 53.8
Dec 74.2 64.7 54.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.7 18.8 12.4
Feb 25.5 19.4 12.7
Mar 26.2 19.4 12.3
Apr 23.2 17.6 12.9
May 22.6 17.4 12.4
Jun 22.8 17.2 12.4
Jul 22.6 17.1 12.1
Aug 22.3 16.9 12.4
Sep 23.1 17.2 12.6
Oct 23.2 17.4 12.5
Nov 23.3 17.7 12.1
Dec 23.4 18.2 12.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kericho are February, March, and then January. 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 June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Kericho? 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 Kericho.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kericho (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 0% 0 0
Mar 2% 0 0.1
Apr 24% 0 4
May 13% 0 1.2
Jun 24% 0 3.1
Jul 18% 0 2.7
Aug 11% 0 1.6
Sep 14% 0 1.5
Oct 27% 0 3
Nov 14% 0 2.4
Dec 12% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 3.3
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 2 0 0.3
Apr 24 0 10.2
May 13 0 3
Jun 24 0 7.9
Jul 18 0 6.9
Aug 11 0 4.1
Sep 14 0 3.8
Oct 27 0 7.6
Nov 14 0 6.1
Dec 12 0 7.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Kericho has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (50.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (75.6%).

Wind in Kericho is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6 MPH or 9.7 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.8 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.6 Significant breeze
Jun 2.6 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.6 Barely noticeable 7.6 Significant breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.7 Significant breeze
Oct 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 9 Significant breeze
Dec 4.4 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55%
Feb 50.4%
Mar 52.6%
Apr 75.4%
May 75.5%
Jun 75.6%
Jul 71%
Aug 73.3%
Sep 71.9%
Oct 72.4%
Nov 70.3%
Dec 65.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kericho?

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 Kericho, 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 Kericho 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 Kericho Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 71°F (21.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 7 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 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kericho, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 72.3°F (22.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Kericho to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 72.8°F (22.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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