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Eldoret Climate & Temperature

  • Eldoret, Kenya is at 0°31'N, 35°16'E, 2073 m (6801 ft). See map.
  • Eldoret has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Eldoret is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 16.6 degrees Celsius (61.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Eldoret Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 25°C (77°F) on average falling to 9°C (48.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 25°C (77°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 9.7°C (49.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 22°C (71.6°F) and average low temperatures are 9°C (48.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.7°C (74.6°F) during the day and lows of 9.7°C (49.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1103 mm (43.4 inches) which is equivalent to 1103 Litres/m² (27.05 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2832 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Eldoret you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Atuona, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Eldoret Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 25 (77) 26 (79) 26 (79) 25 (77) 24 (75) 23 (73) 21 (70) 22 (72) 23 (73) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 18 (64) 18 (64) 17 (63) 17 (63) 16 (61) 15 (59) 16 (60) 16 (61) 17 (63) 17 (63) 17 (62) 17 (62)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (48) 9 (48) 10 (50) 9 (48) 10 (50) 9 (48) 9 (48) 9 (48) 9 (48) 10 (50) 10 (50) 9 (48) 9 (49)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 29 (1) 40 (2) 57 (2) 150 (6) 124 (5) 104 (4) 172 (7) 196 (8) 87 (3) 48 (2) 50 (2) 46 (2) 1103 (43)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 5 (16) 5 (18) 8 (26) 15 (50) 15 (48) 13 (43) 19 (61) 21 (68) 11 (37) 9 (29) 9 (30) 7 (23) 137 (37)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 8h 54' 9h 12' 8h 36' 8h 06' 7h 30' 7h 36' 5h 54' 5h 48' 7h 30' 7h 48' 7h 24' 8h 48' 7h 45'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 12h 05' 12h 06' 12h 06' 12h 07' 12h 08' 12h 08' 12h 08' 12h 07' 12h 07' 12h 06' 12h 05' 12h 05' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 74 (26) 77 (23) 72 (28) 67 (33) 63 (37) 63 (37) 49 (51) 48 (52) 62 (38) 65 (35) 62 (38) 74 (26) 65 (35)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 69.4 78.5 88.2 78.6 70.3 67.1 70 78.4 88.3 78.1 69.3 66.1 75

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