The best times to visit Kikuyu for ideal weather are
June 4th to October 28th
November 19th to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kikuyu Travel Guide
Other Kikuyu Travel Info
Weather in Kikuyu
Average temperatures in Kikuyu 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 Kikuyu, the hottest months are March, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 80.4°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.7°F (14.8°C) at night.
Kikuyu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kikuyu Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Kikuyu Perceived Temperature (F)
Kikuyu Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kikuyu 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kikuyu are February, August, 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 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 mid November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.
When can you find snow in Kikuyu? 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 Kikuyu.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kikuyu (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kikuyu has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (71.8%).
Wind in Kikuyu is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and November. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.4 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 mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kikuyu.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.4||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.7||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.1||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.2||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||1.6||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Jul||1.7||Barely noticeable||6.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.5||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.5||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kikuyu?
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 Kikuyu, 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 Kikuyu 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
Overall Kikuyu Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 73°F (22.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 the least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kikuyu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 72.4°F (22.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 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 Kikuyu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 74.2°F (23.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.