Brace your­selves for more rains in the com­ing four days, weath­er­man tells Kenyans

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY COLLINS OMULO co­[email protected]­tion­

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

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