Weatherman gives rain forecast for this week

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 14:41 | By
Heavy rains. Photo/Courtesy

The heavy rains that have been pounding the country for the last three months are likely to subside this week according to the national weather agency.

Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) yesterday said most parts of the country are expected to experience dry conditions in the next five days.

However, KMD acting deputy director Bernard Chanzu said the ongoing downpour is likely to persist in areas around the Lake Basin; most of the Rift Valley counties and the Coastal region towards the end of the week.

“Most parts of the country are expected to experience mainly dry conditions for much of the forecast period,” said Chanzu in the agency’s latest forecast.

He said in the forecast released yesterday for January 1 to 5, that parts of the Lake Victoria Basin; the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and South Rift Valley, the Highlands East of the Rift Valley — including Nairobi area— the Southeast Lowlands, the Northeast and the Coast, are likely to receive “isolated moderate rains as the forecast period progresses.

“Several of these areas are likely to experience showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, but regularly sunny weather in the mornings,” he added.

These areas include counties in the Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Central and South Rift Valley. Interestingly these are the areas that have been experiencing heavy rainfall in the past few months.

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