Weatherman called out after predicting chances of Cyclone Kenneth hitting Kenya
Kenyans have censured the Meteorological Department over its prediction on the possibility of Cyclone Kenneth hitting Kenya.
The department, currently enjoying low public confidence due to inconsistent forecasts, announced on Thursday that Cyclone Kenneth will not hit the Kenya coast. Instead it is expected to make a land fall in Tanzania and Mozambique this week.
The weatherman cited ‘laws of physics’ to explain its prediction.
“By the laws of physics, Cyclones cannot come this close to the equator. Landfall will be northern Mozambique as shown in the satellite image,” it tweeted.
It is FALSE that cyclone Kenneth will hit the Kenyan Coast. By the laws of physics, Cyclones cannot come this close to the equator. Landfall will be northern Mozambique as shown in the satellite image. pic.twitter.com/xuYRgfbDCA
— Kenya Met Department (@MeteoKenya) April 25, 2019
It however pointed out that parts of the country may experience the effects of the cyclone in the form of enhanced rainfall. This will include parts of Isiolo, western Kenya, Samburu and Nairobi.
Kenyans on social media did not have kind words to the weatherman.
nyinyi tu ndio mlisema hakutakua na mvua
— Music Mercenary® (@djromeokenya) April 25, 2019
It would have been better to start with “We may experience the effects of the cyclone in the form of enhanced rainfall over parts………” We cant predict nature..
— Katami Michelle (@MichKatami) April 25, 2019
Everything from you is FALSE. You don’t need to say it.
— Cat City (@Its_CrD) April 25, 2019
You know we dont believe anything you forecast
— Bigg Poppa (@chegewagithinji) April 25, 2019
Mother nature has defied laws of physics many times….. Endeleeni kutudanganya tu
— ????????? (@naxodamus) April 25, 2019
These people will have us drowning in this city & called it an error in judgement. Nope
— #StartingOver (@Afrique_Melanin) April 25, 2019
Kenya meteorological department lied,faked that there will be no rains this season doing a shoddy job too lazy.conduct quality research.
— Mwizi ni Mwizi (@Danielcaptain64) April 25, 2019