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Best time to visit Malindi, Kenya

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The best time to visit Malindi is May-October

While Malindi is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-October is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 32℃ (89℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 24℃ (75℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 23℃ (74℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Malindi are usually in November, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Malindi usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Malindi below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

November

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Malindi seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Malindi as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Malindi is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Malindi

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Malindi for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Malindi climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Malindi for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Malindi in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Malindi in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Malindi in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Malindi in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Malindi in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malindi in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malindi in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malindi in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malindi in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Malindi in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malindi in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malindi in December

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malindi in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Malindi is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Malindi is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Malindi is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Malindi, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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