The best times to visit Ruiru for ideal weather are
February 26th to May 27th
July 16th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ruiru Travel Guide
Other Ruiru Travel Info
Weather in Ruiru
Average temperatures in Ruiru vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 70th 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 Ruiru, the hottest months are September, June, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early September where highs are regularly around 97.3°F (36.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.4°F (22.4°C) at night.
Ruiru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ruiru 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.
Ruiru Perceived Temperature (F)
Ruiru Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ruiru 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 Ruiru are July, May, 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 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 to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Ruiru? 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 Ruiru.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ruiru (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
Ruiru has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (15.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (50.6%).
Wind in Ruiru is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by January and March. September’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.5 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 early June where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ruiru.
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||5.6||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.3||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|May||5.3||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.7||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.9||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.3||Light breeze||10||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.1||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ruiru?
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 Ruiru, 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 Ruiru 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
Overall Ruiru Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 70.9°F (21.6°C) with warmer 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ruiru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 97.3°F (36.3°C) and 73.3°F (22.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Ruiru to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.9°F (22.7°C) and 63.8°F (17.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.