Weather Overview for Mombasa

Mombasa is well known for its warm, tropical climate. Mombasa’s weather is mostly hot and humid. As soon as the door of the plane or train opens, you will smell and feel a gush of the warm coastal breeze embrace you like a hot, wet blanket. However Mombasa’s climate is a lot milder than most other countries with tropical climates.

Winter months are oddly, slightly warmer than summer and the amount of rainfall depends essentially on the time of year. This is simply because Kenya sits directly on the equator and can experience all four seasons all year round.

December to April are the hottest months, reaching an average maximum of 31°C throughout the day. It’s cooler in the months of July and August, reaching just 27°C as a high. Overall, the weather in Mombasa is very stable and doesn’t change much over the course of the year.

Although the climate is simple to take all year long, the monsoon winds blowing across the ocean establish the seasons. The Kaskazi wind is North-Easterly and lasts from October to March.

November is typically a month of occasional rains; heavy and light.

The Kusi is the more powerful and colder of the two winds, lasting from April until September. Whilst this wind is about, rain is to be expected from May until June. Even during the months of “rain,” however, there are mostly bright, sunny days on the shoreline.

April and May is expected to be the rainiest period, while in January to February the rainfall is minimal. The rainy season however should not be confused with being the cooler part of the year. The wettest month in Mombasa is May being the rainiest; around approximately twenty five days of the month will consist of damp, soggy days. The rainy season consist of regular rain, but not necessarily monsoons. In short, there will be short rains after which the sun is mostly likely to shine again after they bypass.