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Maasai Mara National Reserve Climate History

Past weather including monthly averages for Maasai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

Country Overview For Kenya

The climate in Kenya is typically varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior. The terrain: low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west. For Nairobi in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 26°C with the average minimum 14°C, while in June the average maximum is 24°C with a minimum of 13°C. The wettest month for Nairobi is November with an average of 151.0mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is July with 14.5mm falling.


 

HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR DECEMBER

The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Temperature

Throughout the month of December daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 30°C that's about 86°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 17°C, that's 63°F.

In recent times the highest recorded temperature in December has been 37°C that's 98°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 9°C, about 48°F.

Relative Humidity

The average daily relative humidity for December is around 65%.

Heat Index

The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.

Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels caution is advised. Fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity for those in high risk groups of possible heat disorders (see heat index for more information).

Precipitation

The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 112 mm, that's 4 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 9 days of the month.

Wind

The average daily wind speed in December has been around 10 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 7 mph, or 6 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 63 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 39 mph, or 34 knots.

Fog

On average the month of December is not affected by foggy conditions.

 

YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES

The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.

Temperature

The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.

Precipitation Amount

The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.

Rain days

The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.

Wind Speed

The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.