The best times to visit Kilifi for ideal weather are

November 12th to April 15th

or

August 13th to October 7th

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

 

 


Other Kilifi Travel Info

Weather in Kilifi

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kilifi vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Kilifi, the hottest months are March, April, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 89.9°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.3°F (26.3°C) at night.

Kilifi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kilifi 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.

Kilifi Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kilifi Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kilifi 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 86.9 81.8 76.9
Feb 87.1 82.4 77.4
Mar 89.1 83.9 78.2
Apr 88.6 83.9 79
May 84.7 80.7 76.8
Jun 83.5 79.6 75.8
Jul 82 78.1 74.4
Aug 82.1 77.9 74.3
Sep 83.7 79.2 74.9
Oct 85.2 80.5 75.6
Nov 87.1 82.1 76.7
Dec 88.5 83.2 77.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.5 27.7 24.9
Feb 30.6 28 25.2
Mar 31.7 28.8 25.7
Apr 31.4 28.8 26.1
May 29.3 27.1 24.9
Jun 28.6 26.4 24.3
Jul 27.8 25.6 23.6
Aug 27.8 25.5 23.5
Sep 28.7 26.2 23.8
Oct 29.6 26.9 24.2
Nov 30.6 27.8 24.8
Dec 31.4 28.4 25.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kilifi are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Kilifi? 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 Kilifi.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kilifi (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 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 2% 0 0.8
May 7% 0 1.8
Jun 13% 0 1.9
Jul 13% 0 1.2
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 3% 0 0.3
Oct 10% 0 1.9
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 2 0 2
May 7 0 4.6
Jun 13 0 4.8
Jul 13 0 3
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 3 0 0.8
Oct 10 0 4.8
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Kilifi has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (67.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (74.2%).

Wind in Kilifi is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by January and June. July’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (12 MPH or 19.3 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 early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 19.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 10.3 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Feb 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.9 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
May 9.5 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Jun 10 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Jul 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Aug 9.5 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Sep 9.7 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Oct 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Dec 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.5%
Feb 67.3%
Mar 68.5%
Apr 70.2%
May 74.2%
Jun 70.9%
Jul 70.5%
Aug 70.9%
Sep 68.9%
Oct 72.6%
Nov 74%
Dec 70.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kilifi?

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 Kilifi, Kenya is December, followed by November and March. 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 Kilifi in June. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.3 in June means 48.3% of the tourists vs. December.

 

 

Overall Kilifi Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Kilifi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 82.8°F (28.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Kilifi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89°F (31.7°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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