Brace for heavy “rainfall” starting from Monday 26,  the Kenya Meteorological department has announced, advising Kenyans to be on high alert.

The Met department stated that showers are expected in western Kenya, the south rift valley, Lake Victoria region, central highlands, southern lowlands and Northwestern Kenya. The forecast indicated that the rains will be accompanied with strong winds of speeds exceeding 10 meters per second over the northwestern parts of the nation.

Counties that are expected to have the heavy rainfall include, Narok, Bomet, Kericho, Vihiga, Nyamira, Siaya, Kakamega, Busia, Kisii, Migori, Nakuru, Homa bay, Nandi, and Kisumu.

Others are; Bungoma, Trans-nzoia, west pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Nairobi, Nyeri, Murang’a, Machakos, Kajiado, Uasin Gishu, Taita Taveta.

“The heavy rainfall is likely to spread to Southeast lowlands on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is likely to reduce its strength on Thursday,” the director of Kenya Meteorological department David Gikungu said.

He also advised residents of the mentioned areas to be on high alert since there is possibility of floods and flash floods.

“Turbulent winds may blow off roofs, uproot trees and may damage structures,” he added.

Residents are advised not to drive through moving or Murky waters and they should not take shelter under trees to minimize being stricken by thunder.

The daytime temperatures of 30 degrees are expected to counties of Northern Kenya and parts of the Eastern and lower Eastern. Also, the Met department advised where it has not rained heavily, they may experience floods especially downstream.

“We are very unusual situation and even non-climate people have been proposing we will go to La Nina because that’s what they have seen before,” Gikungu said.

Following the recent forecast many parts of the country experienced light showers, as most counties are expected to usher in the new planting season. Farmers from counties such as Uasin Gishu and Trans-nzoia have already started preparing their fields.


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