Bisected by the equator, Kenya has a mix of climate types, varying according to each area's 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.