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Bisected by the equator, Kenya has a mix of climate types, varying according to altitude. The hot and humid coast hosts a tropical climate, while the inland areas are characterised by a temperate inland climate. The north and northeast parts of the country are hot with dry conditions and little rain.
Seasons in Kenya are primarily distinguished by rainfall patterns with no major shift in temperature throughout the year. From March or April to May or June is the 'long rains' season, where downpours are longer and more frequent than in the 'short rains' season from October to December.
►For more about living in Kenya, read the first-hand accounts shared on our Expat Experiences page
"The weather is always pleasant, which allows you to do many outdoor activities. Therefore, you do not need a heater or air conditioning. Because of the wonderful climate, veggies and fruits are very tasty and fresh, which is hard to find these days in developed countries." Read more in our interview with Zeynep.
"Oh, and the weather. It's generally always warm, even when it's raining." The warm temperatures are one of Nadine's favourite aspects of Kenya – check out this expat interview.
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