January 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
January, like December, in Nairobi, Kenya, is another warm summer month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 13.4°C (56.1°F) and an average high of 25.7°C (78.3°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still warm 25.7°C (78.3°F). In Nairobi, the average low-temperature is 13.4°C (56.1°F).

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity in Nairobi, Kenya, is 69%.

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Nairobi. Rain falls for 12.3 days and accumulates 28mm (1.1") of precipitation.

Daylight

Months with the longest days in Nairobi, Kenya, are January, February, November and December, with an average of 12.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

January and February, with an average of 9.6h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Nairobi.

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 vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 January in Nairobi?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Nairobi, Kenya, is 25.7°C (78.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 13.4°C (56.1°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Nairobi?

The average relative humidity in January in Nairobi, Kenya, is 69%.

How many days does it rain in January in Nairobi?

In Nairobi, Kenya, in January, during 12.3 rainfall days, 28mm (1.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Nairobi?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Nairobi. Rain falls for 12.3 days and accumulates 28mm (1.1") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Nairobi?

January, February, November and December, with an average of 12.2h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Nairobi, Kenya.

How many hours of daylight does Nairobi have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Nairobi, Kenya, is 12.2h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Nairobi?

Months with the most sunshine in Nairobi, Kenya, are January and February, with an average of 9.6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Nairobi have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Nairobi, Kenya, is 9.6h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in January in Nairobi?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Nairobi is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average high temperature in January: 25.7°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 January: 13.4°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 January - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average humidity in January: 69%

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

Average rainfall in January - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average rainfall in January: 28mm

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

Average rainfall days in January - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average rainfall days in January: 12.3 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 January / Average sunshine in January - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average daylight in January: 12.2h

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 January: 9.6h

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 January - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average UV index in January: 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).