Rains to continue in Rift Valley, Central and Western
Parts of the country will continue to receive rain with some areas in danger of experiencing flash floods, the Meteorological department has warned.
Speaking to the Nation by phone yesterday, Meteorological department deputy director Samwel Mwangi said parts of Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western and Central would continue to receive rainfall until Saturday. The amount will start reducing from Sunday.
“There is a sudden increase in weather activities and we should see a little bit of rain in areas we had said would experience a downpour. These rains might be heavy in some areas as the centre of activity will keep on shifting,” said Mr Mwangi.
He warned residents to be on alert because of possible flash floods in some areas.
The places that might be affected include areas south of the Rift Valley covering the counties of Bomet, Kisii, Kericho, parts of Narok, and central parts of the country, including Nairobi and parts of the Aberdare Ranges.
“Nairobi region on Wednesday did experience a bit of flash floods and heavy winds. These rains might be a signal for the onset of the short rains season in the country,” said Mr Mwangi.
On Wednesday, Nairobi residents were caught unawares after it suddenly started raining despite the city experiencing sunny intervals for the better part of the day.
The evening showers started minutes past 4pm and went on into the night, inconveniencing those that did not have umbrellas. Some had to wait in their offices for the rain to subside.
According to the latest seven-day forecast covering October 10 to October 16, Nairobi and the Central Highlands were expected to receive rainfall over several places on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
There’s a sudden increase in weather activities and we should see a little bit of rain in areas we had said would experience a downpour. These rains might be heavy in some areas.” Met official Samwel Mwangi.