The best times to visit Kisumu for ideal weather are

November 12th to April 8th

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

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Kisumu Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Kisumu


    Average temperatures in Kisumu vary barely at all and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 4 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kisumu, 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 60°F (15.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 39.4°F (4.1°C) at night.

    Kisumu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Kisumu Temperatures (Celsius)


    “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.

    Kisumu Perceived Temperature (F)


    Kisumu Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Kisumu 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 65.1 52.3
    Feb 77.7 66.2 53
    Mar 78.7 66.7 53.5
    Apr 74.8 64.2 54.7
    May 73.7 63.6 53.9
    Jun 72.9 62.7 53.6
    Jul 72.2 61.9 52.6
    Aug 72 61.8 53
    Sep 73.6 62.6 53.1
    Oct 74 63.4 54
    Nov 73.7 63.4 53.4
    Dec 74.4 64 52.8

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 24.7 18.4 11.3
    Feb 25.4 19 11.7
    Mar 25.9 19.3 11.9
    Apr 23.8 17.9 12.6
    May 23.2 17.6 12.2
    Jun 22.7 17.1 12
    Jul 22.3 16.6 11.4
    Aug 22.2 16.6 11.7
    Sep 23.1 17 11.7
    Oct 23.3 17.4 12.2
    Nov 23.2 17.4 11.9
    Dec 23.6 17.8 11.6


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Kisumu are July, June, and then October. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2.6 days with significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

    When can you find snow in Kisumu? 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 Kisumu.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 7.1 0 0.03
    Feb 0 0 0
    Mar 2.9 0 0
    Apr 20 0 0.08
    May 14.3 0 0.04
    Jun 28.6 0 0.08
    Jul 28.6 0 0.14
    Aug 18.6 0 0.05
    Sep 20 0 0.03
    Oct 27.1 0 0.06
    Nov 14.3 0 0.07
    Dec 14.3 0 0.07

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 7.1 0 0.08
    Feb 0 0 0
    Mar 2.9 0 0
    Apr 20 0 0.2
    May 14.3 0 0.1
    Jun 28.6 0 0.2
    Jul 28.6 0 0.36
    Aug 18.6 0 0.13
    Sep 20 0 0.08
    Oct 27.1 0 0.15
    Nov 14.3 0 0.18
    Dec 14.3 0 0.18


    Humidity and Wind

    Kisumu has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (47.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72.5%).

    Wind in Kisumu is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.4 KPH) is considered “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 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Avg. Relative Humidity


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

    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 6.3 a light breeze 12.7 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6.7 a light breeze 13.7 a moderate breeze
    Mar 6.5 a light breeze 14.2 a moderate breeze
    Apr 4.6 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    May 3.7 light air 9.8 a moderate breeze
    Jun 3.5 light air 9 a gentle breeze
    Jul 3.5 light air 8.8 a moderate breeze
    Aug 3.5 light air 8.8 a gentle breeze
    Sep 3.8 light air 8.8 a moderate breeze
    Oct 4.7 a light breeze 10.3 a gentle breeze
    Nov 5.4 a light breeze 11.8 a moderate breeze
    Dec 5.8 a light breeze 12.4 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 50.3
    Feb 47.1
    Mar 49.4
    Apr 67.4
    May 70.3
    Jun 72.3
    Jul 70.9
    Aug 72.5
    Sep 68.9
    Oct 67.4
    Nov 66.5
    Dec 60.4


    Is it Safe to Travel to Kisumu?

    As of 6/27/2017 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.

    Overall Kisumu Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 60°F (15.6°C) and 55°F (12.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 6 days of precipitation per month. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Winter (June through August)

    The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Kisumu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 56.3°F (13.5°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Summer (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Kisumu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.8°F (14.9°C) and 55.6°F (13.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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