The best times to visit Mombasa for ideal weather are
December 10th to March 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mombasa Travel Guide
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Weather in Mombasa
Average temperatures in Mombasa vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 16th 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 Mombasa, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 91.7°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°C) at night.
Mombasa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mombasa 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.
Mombasa Perceived Temperature (F)
Mombasa Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mombasa 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 Mombasa are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.
When can you find snow in Mombasa? 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 Mombasa.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mombasa (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
Mombasa has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (66.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (76.5%).
Wind in Mombasa is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by January and June. May’s average wind speed of around 8.5 knots (9.8 MPH or 15.8 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 18.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mombasa.
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||8||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||7.3||Gentle breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
|Mar||6.4||Light breeze||15.5||Strong breeze|
|Apr||7.4||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|May||8.5||Gentle breeze||16.8||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7.9||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.8||Gentle breeze||16.4||Strong breeze|
|Aug||7.5||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.9||Strong breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.2||Light breeze||13.3||Strong breeze|
|Dec||6||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mombasa?
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 Mombasa, 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 Mombasa 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 Mombasa Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 13 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mombasa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 89°F (31.7°C) and 83.8°F (28.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 Mombasa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 89.6°F (32°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.