The best times to visit Ruaka for ideal weather are

June 4th to October 28th


November 19th to April 15th

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



Other Ruaka Travel Info

Weather in Ruaka


Average temperatures in Ruaka vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 96th 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 Ruaka, 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 80.4°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.7°F (14.8°C) at night.

Ruaka Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ruaka 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.

Ruaka Perceived Temperature (F)


Ruaka Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ruaka 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 78 67.3 56.8
Feb 79.3 68.6 58.4
Mar 79.3 68.9 59.7
Apr 75.8 66.7 60.3
May 73.5 65 58.9
Jun 71.7 63.1 56
Jul 71.6 61.9 53.5
Aug 71.6 62.4 55
Sep 75.6 64.6 55.9
Oct 76.5 66.5 58.8
Nov 74.5 65.5 59.3
Dec 74.5 65.8 58.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.6 19.6 13.8
Feb 26.3 20.3 14.7
Mar 26.3 20.5 15.4
Apr 24.3 19.3 15.7
May 23.1 18.3 14.9
Jun 22.1 17.3 13.3
Jul 22 16.6 11.9
Aug 22 16.9 12.8
Sep 24.2 18.1 13.3
Oct 24.7 19.2 14.9
Nov 23.6 18.6 15.2
Dec 23.6 18.8 14.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ruaka are February, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Ruaka? 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 Ruaka.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.7
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 2% 0 0.2
Apr 10% 0 4.5
May 14% 0 2.3
Jun 8% 0 1.6
Jul 2% 0 0.9
Aug 1% 0 0.4
Sep 1% 0 0.3
Oct 9% 0 1.7
Nov 17% 0 2.1
Dec 8% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.8
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 2 0 0.5
Apr 10 0 11.4
May 14 0 5.8
Jun 8 0 4.1
Jul 2 0 2.3
Aug 1 0 1
Sep 1 0 0.8
Oct 9 0 4.3
Nov 17 0 5.3
Dec 8 0 3.6


Humidity and Wind

Ruaka has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (71.8%).

Wind in Ruaka is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and November. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.4 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
May 2.2 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 1.6 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Jul 1.7 Barely noticeable 6.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 2 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.3%
Feb 49.7%
Mar 51.9%
Apr 69.2%
May 71.8%
Jun 71.1%
Jul 66.5%
Aug 65.5%
Sep 58.9%
Oct 59.2%
Nov 69.3%
Dec 66.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ruaka?

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 Ruaka, 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 Ruaka 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 Ruaka Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 73°F (22.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ruaka, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 72.4°F (22.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 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 Ruaka to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 74.2°F (23.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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