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The climate of Kisumu (Kenya)
Kisumu is a large city located in the southwestern part of Kenya in the province of Nyanza on Lake Victoria. Kisumu is situated on the Uganda railway. The city has always been an important trading post; cotton, fish and sugar are mainly traded here. The most popular attractions in the city are the Kisumu museum and the Kit-Mikayi rock formations. Just outside the city an Impala reserve is situated, large numbers of Impalas live here, every now and then a hippo is spotted.
Kisumu has a tropical rainforest climate with high precipitation figures all year round. There are two distinct rainy periods. However, during the period in between reasonable amounts of precipitation fall as well. Daytime temperatures are 30 degrees on average. Night time temperatures are much lower, 15 degrees Celsius on average. The climate of Kisumu benefits from Lake Victoria.

 

Climate information
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to Kisumu:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 31 16 9 13 n/a
February 31 16 9 15 n/a
March 30 16 8 18 n/a
April 29 17 8 23 n/a
May 28 16 8 20 n/a
June 28 16 8 13 n/a
July 28 15 7 13 n/a
August 29 15 7 14 n/a
September 29 15 8 15 n/a
October 30 16 8 16 n/a
November 36 16 8 20 n/a
December 30 16 8 16 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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December
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