The best times to visit Machakos for ideal weather are

June 11th to October 14th

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



Other Machakos Travel Info

Weather in Machakos


Average temperatures in Machakos 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 87th 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 Machakos, the hottest months are March, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 83.8°F (28.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.7°F (14.8°C) at night.

Machakos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Machakos 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.

Machakos Perceived Temperature (F)


Machakos Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Machakos 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 81.2 68.6 56.9
Feb 82.8 69.8 57.5
Mar 82.5 70.1 58.5
Apr 79.3 68.4 59.7
May 77 66.9 58.6
Jun 75.2 64.9 55.6
Jul 74.6 63.7 53.3
Aug 75 64.3 54.7
Sep 79.5 66.7 55.4
Oct 80.9 68.6 58.7
Nov 78.5 67.5 59.6
Dec 79.1 67.7 58.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.3 20.3 13.8
Feb 28.2 21 14.2
Mar 28.1 21.2 14.7
Apr 26.3 20.2 15.4
May 25 19.4 14.8
Jun 24 18.3 13.1
Jul 23.7 17.6 11.8
Aug 23.9 17.9 12.6
Sep 26.4 19.3 13
Oct 27.2 20.3 14.8
Nov 25.8 19.7 15.3
Dec 26.2 19.8 14.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Machakos are July, August, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Machakos? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around June, especially close to mid June. The best time to ski (if at all) in Machakos is often around around June 18th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Machakos.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.5
Feb 8% 0 3.1
Mar 18% 0 2.9
Apr 28% 0 4.7
May 17% 0 3.5
Jun 10% 8.7 1.5
Jul 3% 0 1.1
Aug 4% 0 1.1
Sep 9% 0 0.9
Oct 13% 1.6 1.9
Nov 33% 0 4.1
Dec 16% 0 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 3.8
Feb 8 0 7.9
Mar 18 0 7.4
Apr 28 0 11.9
May 17 0 8.9
Jun 10 22.1 3.8
Jul 3 0 2.8
Aug 4 0 2.8
Sep 9 0 2.3
Oct 13 4.1 4.8
Nov 33 0 10.4
Dec 16 0 7.4


Humidity and Wind

Machakos has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (50.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (68.3%).

Wind in Machakos is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.2 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 mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.5 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8.8 Gentle breeze 17.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jun 5.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Nov 8.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 8.3 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.1%
Feb 50.4%
Mar 54.1%
Apr 66.4%
May 68.3%
Jun 65.5%
Jul 61.7%
Aug 60.3%
Sep 54.3%
Oct 55.7%
Nov 67.3%
Dec 63.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Machakos?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 01, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Machakos, 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 Machakos 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

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 81 in December means 81% of the tourists vs. November.



Overall Machakos Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Machakos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 77°F (25°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 10 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 Machakos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 78.8°F (26°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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