Weather and Climate in Turkana

Turkana County is arid and semi-arid and is characterized by a   warm and hot climate . The temperatures range between   20℃  a nd    41℃  with a mean of   30.5℃

The rainfall pattern and distribution is erratic and unreliable in terms of both time and space. The  County experiences three dry seasons ( akamu ) in January, February, and September; and two rainfall seasons
30.5 C

The long rains ( akiporo ) usually occur between April and July and the short rains between October and November ranging between  52 mm  and  480 mm  annually with a mean of  200  mm.

With the rainfall being distributed on an East-West gradient with more rainfall in the west, the region experiences violent storms and flash floods