The best times to visit Malindi for ideal weather are
November 12th to April 15th
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.
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Weather in Malindi
Average temperatures in Malindi 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 Malindi, 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.
Malindi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Malindi 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.
Malindi Perceived Temperature (F)
Malindi Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Malindi 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 Malindi 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 Malindi? 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 Malindi.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Malindi (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
Malindi 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 Malindi 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 Malindi.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Malindi?
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 Malindi, 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 Malindi 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
Overall Malindi 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 Malindi, 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 Malindi 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.