Weather & Climate – Kakamega Forest NR

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Climate Chart Kakamega Forest National Reserve

Climate Chart Kakamega Forest National Reserve – 1,555-2,084m / 5,102-6,837ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

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.

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