August weather forecast and climate
Nairobi, Kenya

A small lake in the Uhuru Park within the city of Nairobi, Kenya, with a distant view of the city skyscrapers
A small lake in the Uhuru Park within the city of Nairobi, Kenya, with a distant view of the city skyscrapers
The last month of the winter, August, is a warm month in Nairobi, Kenya, with average temperature varying between 13.8°C (56.8°F) and 23°C (73.4°F).

Temperature

In Nairobi, the average high-temperature in August is relatively the same as in July - a warm 23°C (73.4°F). In Nairobi, Kenya, in August, the average low-temperature is 13.8°C (56.8°F).

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Nairobi is 70%.

Rainfall

In August, in Nairobi, the rain falls for 16.4 days. Throughout August, 33mm (1.3") of precipitation is accumulated. In Nairobi, during the entire year, the rain falls for 241.5 days and collects up to 676mm (26.61") of precipitation.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Nairobi is 9.1h.

UV index

January through August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in August in Nairobi?

The average high-temperature, in August, is 23°C (73.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 13.8°C (56.8°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Nairobi?

In Nairobi, Kenya, the average relative humidity in August is 70%.

How many days does it rain in August in Nairobi?

In Nairobi, Kenya, in August, it is raining for 16.4 days, with typically 33mm (1.3") of accumulated precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Nairobi have in August?

In August, the average length of the day in Nairobi, Kenya, is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Nairobi have in August?

In Nairobi, Kenya, the average sunshine in August is 9.1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Nairobi?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

What is the UV index reading in August in Nairobi?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average high temperature in August: 23°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (27°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is June (22.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 13.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (15.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (12.7°C).

Average humidity in August - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average humidity in August: 70%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (65%).

Average rainfall in August - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average rainfall in August: 33mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (125mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (28mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (27.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (12.3 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average daylight in August: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are January, February, November and December (Average daylight: 12.2h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9.1h

Months with the most sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 8.5).

Average UV index in August - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average UV index in August: 5

The month with the highest UV index is September (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (UV index 5).