Heavy rains expected in these areas as Met. department warns of flash floods


Heavy rains expected in these areas as Met. department warns of flash floods
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 from Tuesday March 24 to Saturday, March 28.

According to the weatherman, the rainfall being experienced over the Western parts of Kenya is expected to continue on Tuesday, March 24  and is likely to intensify and spread to the Central regions including Nairobi on Wednesday.

“The intensity is expected to increase to more than 20mm in 24 hours on Thursday, March 26 in Western, Central including Nairobi area, South- Eastern as well as North-Eastern regions,” said the met. department in an advisory issued on Tuesday.

The rains will intensify further to over 30mm in 24 hours over Central and Northen Eastern regions on Friday, March 27 before reducing in intensity on Saturday.

Counties most likely to be affected include Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Kajiado, Migori, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Vihiga, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Busia, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Machakos, Isiolo,  Garissa, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir,

“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.

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