The best times to visit Ukunda 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.



Other Ukunda Travel Info

Weather in Ukunda


Average temperatures in Ukunda 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 Ukunda, 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.

Ukunda Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ukunda 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.

Ukunda Perceived Temperature (F)


Ukunda Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ukunda 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 90.7 81.8 74.7
Feb 91 82.3 75.1
Mar 91.2 83.5 76.2
Apr 89.5 82.5 76.1
May 86 79.4 73.6
Jun 84.2 77.6 71.4
Jul 83.1 76.3 69.8
Aug 83.1 76.4 69.9
Sep 84.5 77.8 70.9
Oct 85.9 79.5 73.2
Nov 87.8 81.2 74.7
Dec 90.2 82.3 75.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.6 27.7 23.7
Feb 32.8 27.9 23.9
Mar 32.9 28.6 24.6
Apr 31.9 28.1 24.5
May 30 26.3 23.1
Jun 29 25.3 21.9
Jul 28.4 24.6 21
Aug 28.4 24.7 21.1
Sep 29.2 25.4 21.6
Oct 29.9 26.4 22.9
Nov 31 27.3 23.7
Dec 32.3 27.9 23.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ukunda 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 Ukunda? 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 Ukunda.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.7
Feb 1% 0 0.4
Mar 11% 0 2.5
Apr 21% 0 2.8
May 41% 0 9.8
Jun 22% 0 3.9
Jul 13% 0 1.8
Aug 15% 0 1.9
Sep 14% 0 1.8
Oct 20% 0 5.6
Nov 19% 0 3.8
Dec 9% 0 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1.8
Feb 1 0 1
Mar 11 0 6.4
Apr 21 0 7.1
May 41 0 24.9
Jun 22 0 9.9
Jul 13 0 4.6
Aug 15 0 4.8
Sep 14 0 4.6
Oct 20 0 14.2
Nov 19 0 9.7
Dec 9 0 6.1


Humidity and Wind

Ukunda 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 Ukunda 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 Ukunda.

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 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
Jan 67.8%
Feb 66.8%
Mar 68.5%
Apr 72%
May 76.5%
Jun 74.3%
Jul 73.6%
Aug 73.6%
Sep 71.3%
Oct 73.3%
Nov 75.2%
Dec 72%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ukunda?

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 Ukunda, 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 Ukunda 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

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 48.3 in June means 48.3% of the tourists vs. December.



Overall Ukunda 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 Ukunda, 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 Ukunda 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.


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