Brace yourselves for more rains in the coming four days, weatherman tells Kenyans
Most parts of the country should expect heavy rainfall in the coming four days, the weatherman has said.
Kenya Meteorologial Department deputy director Samwel Mwangi said the short rains will continue until the third week of December.
“The cessation of the rains will begin in the northern parts of the country,” Mr Mwangi said in Nairobi yesterday.
He said strong winds, showers and thunderstorms experienced in parts of the country were temporary.
“The strengthening of winds happened in the last two to three days but the situation will be back to normal soon. The phenomenon is a result of the strengthening of pressure from the north,” he said.
According to the weatherman's forecast covering December 1 and 5 released on Friday, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii and Nyamira counties will have rains in some places in the morning, giving way to showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Temperatures in some areas will fall to as low as nine degrees Celsius.
The same will also be experienced in Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-marakwet, Nandi, Laikipia, Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia counties.
The northwestern counties of Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu will have rains in the morning and heavy showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Nairobi, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka-nithi counties will have cloudy mornings with light rains, breaking into sunny intervals and giving way to showers in the afternoon.
Temperatures in some of these counties will drop to as low as six degrees Celsius.
Like the other counties, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo will have rains in a few places in the morning and showers in the afternoon.
There will be a similar pattern in Kajiado, Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Taita-taveta counties.
The coastal strip, covering Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties, will get showers over a few places in the morning and afternoon.
According to the 2018 weather outlook for the October-december season, much of the country is likely to experience above average rainfall. The peak of the rains was last month.
The distribution of the rainfall in time and space is expected to be good in most places.
Northeastern, northwestern, western, central and coastal Kenya are expected to receive enhanced rainfall.
Nyanza, Western and the North Rift counties were expected to have rains during the first week of October spreading from September and ceasing during the fourth week of December.
For northwestern parts of the country, the onset was during the third to fourth week of October.
The distribution of the rainfall in time and space is expected to be good in most places,” weatherman