Weather & Climate – Kakamega Forest NR
Climate Chart Kakamega Forest National Reserve – 1,555-2,084m / 5,102-6,837ft
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Kakamega Forest has a tropical, high-rainfall climate. Due to its proximity to the equator, temperatures are constant throughout the year. Average afternoon temperatures are around 28°C/82°F, but nighttime is cool at around 11°C/52°F. It rains throughout the year, but it peaks in April and May.
Drier season –December to February
- December, January & February – These months are drier, but it can still rain a lot. The exact timing of the drier period is difficult to predict, but rain usually starts to pick up again mid-February. There are more hours of sunshine during these months.
Wet season –March to November
- March – The rain usually increases sometime in March.
- April & May – This coincides with the ‘long rains’ throughout the country. These are the wettest months. Many overcast days are typical, and it can rain all day. Road conditions may deteriorate.
- June, July, August, September, October & November – Rain decreases a little in June, but it’s still relatively wet. Rainfall peaks in August during this period. It can sometimes rain for days, but there are days with sunshine as well.