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.
Kisumu Travel Guide
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)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kisumu (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
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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.