Weatherman: Heavy rainfall to continue into first week of December
The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned Kenyans to brace themselves for heavy rainfall until December 5. Rainfall is expected over several parts of the country including the highlands west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin, the central and south Rift Valley, the highlands east of the Rift Valley, the Coastal region and Northeastern Kenya.
The National Drought Management Authority Chief Executive Officer Hared A. Hassan said a few isolated storms are anticipated to pass through the southern lowlands.
“Rainfall is likely is to continue this week, from November 29 to December 5, over the highlands east of the Rift Valley, the south-eastern lowlands, and the Coast, as well as over a small portion of the highlands west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin, the central and south Rift,” Hassan said.
The beginning of November marked the end of the long dry spell experience in the country. Over the past weeks there have been heavy downpour in the country.
In the beginning of November, the Kenya Meteorological Department warned that there will be a possibility of heavy rainfall and flooding in 15 counties in the first week of December.
In the advisory, the Meteorological Service Director, Stella Aura, said the moderate probability of the occurrence is between 33-66 per cent.
Some of the areas that have been receiving heavy rainfall include Nairobi, Garissa, Mandera, Marsabit, Nyeri, Isiolo, Kisii, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Kiambu, Murang’a, Embu, Meru and Kirinyaga.