HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED IN RIFT VALLEY, NYANZA AND WESTERN

Post by : Frank

The Kenya Meteorological department has issued an alert over expected rainfall in various parts of the country for the next 7 days. Heavy rainfall is projected over the Highlands West of the Rift Valley as well as over a few areas in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, North-western and North-eastern Kenya.

 Director of Kenya Metrological Department, Stella Aura, said that the rest of the country is likely to be mainly sunny and dry. In the seven-day weather forecast, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Central and South Rift Valley are expected to observe morning and afternoon rains as well as night showers.

This will include Kisii, Nyamira, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet,Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, West-Pokot, Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Baringo,Nakuru, Narok and Laikipia Counties.

Maximum (day-time) temperatures are likely to range from 22 °C to 34 °C while minimum. (night-time) temperatures are expected to be between 09 °C and 21 °C,”

In Turkana and Samburu Counties, occasional morning rains as well as afternoon or evening showers are likely to occur over few places during the second half of the forecast period. Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County, Nyandarua,  Nyeri,  Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Nairobi Counties are projected to have afternoon and evening showers are likely to during the second half of the forecast period.

No rainfall is expected in Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale Counties as they are likely to be generally sunny and nights partly cloudy.

“Daytime (maximum) temperatures are likely to be generally high. Night time (minimum) temperatures are likely to be low over high-altitude areas,”

Edited By: Chepkosgei Jedidah

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