Another week of dry spell for most of Kenya, weatherman says
Most parts of Kenya will have to endure another week of sunny and dry weather, according to the latest forecast by the Kenya Meteorological Department.
The forecast for February 28 to March 6, 2023 indicates that rainfall is expected only over some parts of the Rift Valley and Lake Victoria Basin during the first half of the week.
“The rest of the country will remain generally sunny and dry,” the Met department noted.
Average daytime temperatures are likely to be high (more than 30°C) over most parts of the country, while average night-time temperatures are likely to be low (less than 10°C) over some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley and the North Rift Valley.
The dry weather also casts doubt on any hope for a good harvest as the planting season nears.
This will most likely worsen the already dire situation of drought and famine that has affected millions of people in the country. The prolonged dry spell has caused severe water shortages, crop failures, livestock deaths and increased malnutrition among children. According to humanitarian agencies, more than 5 million people are in need of urgent food assistance across Kenya.
The Met department’s forecast for February 2023 indicated that most parts of the country will experience generally sunny and dry conditions throughout the month.
The department said occasional rainfall (few rain days) is however likely to occur over a few places in some regions.
“Temperatures are also likely to be above average over several parts of the country except over some areas where normal temperatures are likely,” it added.