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Expect Continued Rains In Most Parts Of Kenya Over Next 7 Days: Met Dept

The Kenya Meteorological Department has urged Kenyans to prepare for continued rains across several parts of the country in the next week beginning Tuesday.


A forecast for December 5 to December 12 indicates that rainfall is expected to continue over the highlands east and west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands and the Coast.North-eastern and North-western Kenya are likely to be generally dry.


At the same time, isolated storms and heavy rainfall are likely to occur over some parts of the Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the South-eastern lowlands.


Temperature-wise, high average daytime (maximum) temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius are expected to be experienced over much of the Coast, North-eastern and North-western Kenya regions.


“Some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley will experience low average night-time (minimum) temperatures of less than 10oC,” the Met Department said.


The Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and Rift Valley covers Kisii, Nyamira, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Busia, Migori, Narok, Baringo, Nakuru, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet and West-Pokot counties.


North-western Kenya region covers Turkana and Samburu counties while the Highlands East of the Rift Valley comprise Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Nairobi counties.


North-eastern Kenya includes Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo counties while the South-eastern lowlands refer to Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Taita-Taveta counties.


At the same time, the Coast region comprises Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties.


Kenya is battling the ravaging effects of heavy rainfall in most parts of the country linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon.Floods have led to the death of 154 people so far, according to government figures released Monday, with tens of thousands of others affected.


Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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