Kiwayu Seasons

Although it might seem like we have the same weather all year round, it’s not true at all! Changes in wind speed and direction have a large impact on the sea and what you can do, see our monthly calendar below for details:

Swahili coastal trade winds

Kusi A mainly southerly wind blowing for approximately 6 months.

Kaskazi Blowing from the northeast to the southwest for approximately 4 months.

Matalai (Transitional period) the change of wind from Kusi to Kaskazi – a period of occasional showers and little wind

January:

Sunshine as usual!

Rain: None

Temperature: 30°C

Wind: Kazkasi, north east trade wind. Calm mornings wind picks up in late afternoon and night

Activities: Fishing – Marlin run as well as regular fishing to be enjoyed. Seas are a little rough. Wind sports -Perfect winds averaging 15-35 knots

February:

Sunshine as usual!

Rain: None

Temperature: 31-34°C

Wind: Kazkasi, can blow through February but generally settles  by the middle.

Activities: Fishing – same as January. Wind sports to be enjoyed. Water is clean, great for snorkelling/diving

March:

Sunshine with less wind

Rain: None

Temperature: 32°C

Wind: Matalai, a gentle easterly breeze.

Activities: Fishing – good as before. Little to no wind sports.  Diving and snorkelling fantastic.

April:

Sunshine. Hot build up toward monsoon change at the end of the month

Rain: light showers end of April

Temperature: 33°C

Wind: Matalai, gentle easterly breeze

Activities: fishing – good as before. Little to no wind sports.  Diving and snorkelling fantastic

May:

Monsoon generally change, sunny days with afternoon showers. Island lush with greenery

Rain: heavy irregular showers

Temperature: 28°C

Wind: Kusi, south easterly wind. 12-18 knots

Activities: Creek fishing good. Wind sports good. Water visibility drops. Highest tide of the year – 4m, turtles nesting

June:

Rain showers on and off. Island lush and green all plants and trees flowering

Rain: Daily showers

Temperature: 27°C

Wind: Kusi, south easterly wind. Strong

Activities: Creek fishing good. Rough Seas. Turtles hatching

July:

Mid Monsoon. Squalls and rough seas, Sunshine in between. The creek is still protected.

Rain: Occasional rain storms

Temperature: 26°C

Wind: Kusi, south easterly wind.

Activities: Creek fishing good. Rough Seas. Poor visibility. Turtles hatching.

August

Sunshine, cool days, windy nights.

Temperature: 26°C

Rain: Occasional showers

Wind: Kusi, south easterly wind.

Activities: Good for wind sports. Poor visibility. Rough sea but good fishing. Turtles hatching.

September:

Sunshine, cool days, windy nights.

Temperature: 27°C

Rain: Occasional one minute showers

Wind: Kusi, south easterly wind.

Activities: Good for wind sports. Sea visibility better snorkelling good. Rough sea but good fishing. Whale sighting.

October:

Sunshine days and calm winds

Temperature: 27°C

Rain: None

Wind: Kusi, gentle  south easterly wind.

Activities: Good for wind sports. Good visibility. snorkelling good. Beginning of the Sailfish run. Great fishing.

November:

Sunshine, warm days, light breeze.

Temperature: 29°C.

Rain: None

Wind: Matalai, gentle easterly offshore breeze.

Activities: Great visibility for diving and snorkelling Sailfish run fantastic fishing. Whale sightings and Turtle hatchings.

December:

Sunshine, warm days, light breeze, winds change middle of the month.

Rain: None

Temperature: 30°C

Wind: Matalai, easterly offshore breeze. Kazkasi, north easterly wind starts middle to late December.

Activities: Great visibility for diving and snorkelling Sailfish run fantastic fishing. Whale sightings. Good for wind sports.