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Visiting Kenya in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Kenya. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Kenya with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Kenya in the months of February, August, September, October, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Kenya in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Kenya.

January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Kenya in January?

Yes, January is an excellent month for swimming in Kenya with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (83°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Kenya?

Yes, January is a great time for a holiday in Kenya.

January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Kenya. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Kenya with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Kenya warm in January?

Yes, Kenya is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Kenya in January is 31°C (88°F). The average maximum temperature is 31°C (88°) in the previous month and 31°C (88°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kenya in January is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Kenya in January?

The average day light hours per day in Kenya in January are 12.3. The sunshine percentage is 53.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Kenya in January

The average maximum temperature in Kenya in January is 31°C (88°F). The average maximum temperature is 31°C (88°F) in the previous month and 31°C (88°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kenya in January is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kenya in January is 25°C (76°F). The minimum temperature is 25°C (77°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Kenya in January

During January the average day light hours are 12.3 per day in Kenya. The sunshine percentage is 53.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Kenya in January is typically 14.3 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Kenya in January

The average sea water temperature in Kenya in January is 28.1°C (82.6°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Kenya in January

The average total rainfall in Kenya in January is 2.3cm (0.9inches) and on average there are 5.6 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kenya in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kenya in January is 24°C (74°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 23°C (23°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Kenya in January is typically 88.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 91% in the previous month and 88.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kenya in January is typically 74.7%. The average relative humidity is 77.6% in the previous month and 74.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kenya in January

The average maximum wind speed in Kenya in January is typically 32KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 31KM/H (19MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Kenya in January is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Kenya in January is from the North-Northeast.

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