What is Snow?
Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes.
It consists of frozen crystalline water throughout its life cycle, starting when, under suitable conditions, the ice crystals form in the atmosphere, increase to millimeter size, precipitate and accumulate on surfaces, then metamorphose in place, and ultimately melt, slide or sublimate away.
Places To See Snow In Kenya
Generally, Kenya does not experience snow, although snow is permanently present on the peak of Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in the country.
Where is it snowing in Kenya?
KENYA — Much to their surprise residents of Nyahururu, Kenya, woke up to snow on Tuesday morning. Many flocked to the streets, brandishing their cellphones to capture this odd occurrence, while others took to social media, to voice their disbelief.
Does it snow in Kenya?
Mount Kenya has permanent snow at its summit, so it’s cold all year round. At night at higher elevations, the temperature can drop as low as -10° C. Typically the early mornings on the mountain are sunny and dry, and clouds often form by noon.
Does Nairobi get snow?
Nairobi experiences a subtropical highland climate where temperatures drop to 48 degrees Fahrenheit (9 degrees Celsius). January is the month with the least precipitation, with an accumulation of 1.1 inches (28 millimeters). It does not snow in Nairobi.