The Kenya Meteorological Department being registered as non-profit making professionals, is mandated to promote the understanding of meteorology and its applications in Kenya. During its short span of existence in the society, it has undertaken its duties with dedication. However Kenyans farmers like these have relied on indigenous forecasting methods through the generations. Some fear these methods will be made redundant by more extreme and unpredictable weather linked with climate change. Others say they remain valuable in conjunction with modern science.
Most importantly, the Kenya Meteorological Department also thinks ancient practice has something to offer. Based on the findings of a study released in April 2010, it now blends traditional forecasts with science based predictions to produce more accurate and more well received weather and climate data.
The met office employs satellite technology and other modern methods to produce forecast. Therefore combining natural observations with modern science this can build up climate change intelligence. Which will help to make the date accessible to subsistence farming communities.
According to report shared by the Kenya Meteorological Department through the social media, modern rainfall is expected mainly over the Highlands of West Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin region, the Central and South Rift Valley.
Therefore according to the met these places will receive heavy rains as from today, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia, Kericho, Nakuru, Bometi,Nandi and Kericho. Other places including, Laikipia, Nairobi, Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Murang'a will receive moderate rainfall.
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