Low rainfall is expected this month, even though it is the peak month for the October-December short rains season, the weatherman has said.
According to the November weather outlook, most parts of the country are likely to experience depressed rainfall, especially in the Northwestern, Northeastern and the Coastal regions.
Busia, Eldoret, Embu, Kakamega, Kericho, Kiambu, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Meru, Murang’a, Nairobi, Naivasha, Nakuru, Nandi, Narok and Nyeri are likely to experience depressed rainfall. Machakos, Makindu, Taveta and Voi will receive near normal to below normal rain.
Acting director of meteorological services Peter Ambenje said Garbatulla, Garissa, Kilifi, Lamu, Malindi, Mandera, Marsabit, Mombasa, Moyale, Mtwapa, Wajir and Northwestern Kenya – Lodwar, Lokichoggio, Lokitaung – are likely to receive below normal rainfall. “Despite the forecast depressed rainfall, a few storms may still occur during the month. This is likely to cause flash floods in isolated areas,” he said in a statement.