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Best time to visit Mombasa, Kenya

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The best time to visit Mombasa is June-August

Mombasa can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, June-August is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Mombasa can rise as high as 33℃ (91℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 22℃ (71℉) at night.

The sun stays up the longest in Mombasa in November, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Mombasa falls around May, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Mombasa, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

November

Mombasa seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Mombasa as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Mombasa 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 Mombasa

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 Mombasa 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.

Mombasa 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 Mombasa 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Mombasa in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 10 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 11 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 11 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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

Mombasa in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Mombasa in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mombasa 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 Mombasa is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Mombasa is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Mombasa is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mombasa, 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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