June 18, 2024

Met Department issues heavy rainfall advisory to 36 counties

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Met Department issues heavy rainfall advisory to 36 counties

Kenya Met Department predicts more rainfall in 36 counties as flood recovery efforts continue

Kenya Met Department predicts more rainfall in 36 counties as flood recovery efforts continue.

The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has released its latest five-day forecast, predicting continued rainfall in some parts of the country.

In a statement, the weatherman warned that the rainfall will be accompanied by strong winds and large waves, especially in the coastal region.

“The heavy rainfall is predicted to intensify to more than 40mm in 24hrs over and is likely to reduce in intensity on 22nd May 2024 inland but intensify along the Coast from 22nd to 24th May.

It is likely to be accompanied by gusty winds, large Ocean Waves in the Indian Ocean, and strong southerly winds in the eastern region,” read part of the statement.

Areas in the highlands east and west of the Rift Valley and the Lake Victoria Basin (Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia, and West Pokot counties) will receive rain, with a chance of isolated heavy downpours in these regions.

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Rainfall was also likely in the north-western region starting from yesterday, with some areas potentially experiencing heavy showers. 

Residents in Kajiado, Machakos, and a few areas at the Coast could expect occasional rain as well.

Hot weather will persist across parts of the country, with highs of 37 degrees Celsius in the northeastern region. And a significant temperature drop is expected at night.

In the highlands east of the Rift Valley (including Nairobi County) and surrounding areas (Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu and Tharaka-Nithi temperatures could dip to as low as eight degrees Celsius.

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