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Visiting Kenya in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 25.1cm (9.9inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate tropical showers. There are 18.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Kenya. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May 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 May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 25.1cm (9.9inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate tropical showers. There are 18.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

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Can you swim in Kenya in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Kenya with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (82°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Kenya?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Kenya.

May has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 25.1cm (9.9inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate tropical showers. There are 18.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Kenya. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Kenya with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Kenya warm in May?

Yes, Kenya is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Kenya in May is 29°C (85°F). The average maximum temperature is 30°C (87°) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kenya in May is 27°C (80°F). The average temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 26°C (78°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Kenya in May?

The average day light hours per day in Kenya in May are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Kenya in May

The average maximum temperature in Kenya in May is 29°C (85°F). The average maximum temperature is 30°C (87°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kenya in May is 27°C (80°F). The average temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 26°C (78°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kenya in May is 24°C (76°F). The minimum temperature is 25°C (77°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Kenya in May

During May the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Kenya. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Kenya in May is typically 11.6 during May. 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 May

The average sea water temperature in Kenya in May is 27.7°C (81.9°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Kenya in May

The average total rainfall in Kenya in May is 25.1cm (9.9inches) and on average there are 18.4 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kenya in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kenya in May is 24°C (75°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 May is typically 91.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.1% in the previous month and 89.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kenya in May is typically 80.2%. The average relative humidity is 78.1% in the previous month and 79% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kenya in May

The average maximum wind speed in Kenya in May is typically 30KM/H (19MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Kenya in May is from the South-Southwest.

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