End of dry spell: Met forecasts rainfall across Kenya
Rainfall is expected over several parts of the country as the short rain season begins, the Met department has said.
Even so, Kenyans have been asked not to expect much rain between now and January.
“The weather outlook for November 2022 to January 2023 indicates that the whole country will experience below-average rainfall and warmer-than-average temperatures,” the head of meteorological services Dr David Gikungu said in a statement.
In a statement on Tuesday, the weatherman said areas expected to receive rainfall in the next seven days include Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, Central and South Rift Valley, the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the Coast and Northeastern.
In Nairobi, showers began today at noon after an eight-month-long dry season.
According to Met, several regions will experience sunny mornings and showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with night showers over a few places. These include; Kisii, Nyamira, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, West-Pokot, Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Baringo, Nakuru and Narok Counties.
“In Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Nairobi Counties, cloudiness, at times, accompanied by rains, is expected in the morning giving way to sunny intervals. Afternoon and night showers are likely to occur over few places,” Gikungu said.