Expect heavy rains for the next one week, Met. department warns

Expect heavy rains for the next one week, Met. department warns
File image of heavy downpour in Nairobi. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that there will be heavy rainfall in different parts of the country for the next one week from Thursday January 23.

According to the weatherman parts of the Southwest, Central and Nairobi area will experience rainfall of more than 20mm in 24hrs.

The rainfall is expected to spread to Western, Southeastern, Coast and North-Eastern regions on Friday 24th January 2020.

From Saturday, January 25 to Monday, January 27 the rainfall is expected to intensify to more than 30mm in 24hrs over the Coast, Southeast, Central including Nairobi area, western and parts of northeastern regions.

The coverage and intensity of the rain is expected to reduce over Southeastern, Northeastern and the Coast from Tuesday, January 28.

However, on January 28 and 29th Western and Central Rift Valley regions are expected to receive more than 40mm of rainfall in 24hrs.

The met.department says the rainfall is projected to reduce as from Thursday January 30 over most parts of the country.

Counties most likely to be affected include Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Busia, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Baringo, Samburu, West Pokot, Narok, Migori, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Vihiga, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Busia, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, parts of Kajiado, Nakuru, Isiolo, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, parts of Tana River and Lamu.

“Residents in all the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential flash floods. They are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in, moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lighting strikes,” said the weatherman in a statement.

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