The Kenya Meteorological Department has been working tirelessly to ensure early warnings to organisations and individuals residing in different parts of the country. This early warnings has helped the public to plan well and avoid the inauspicious impacts that are likely to be caused by bad weather. The frequent updates have enabled the local residents to exploit natural resources hence promoting national development.
The month of October has seen several places experiencing cold cloudy conditions hence a sign that rainfall is still likely to be experienced in a number of counties.
The KMD has enabled to successfully provide their timely updates through the development of efficient telecommunication systems that allows rapid collection and spread of the meteorological information in accordance with the WMO.
Through their website, the company has given out an information about the coming changes in weather patterns for the next valid from 12th to 18th October.
According to the information, Several parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley are likely to continue receiving rainfall. Isolated storms are expected over some parts of these regions.
Occasional cloudiness is expected over some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley (including Nairobi County).
Strong southerly to south-easterly winds with speeds exceeding 25 knots (12.9 m/s) are expected over some parts of the Coast, the South-eastern lowlands, North-western and North-eastern.
DETAILED REGIONAL FORECAST FOR THE PERIOD
The regions within the Lake Victoria Basin and the Highlands West of the Rift Valley and the Central and South Rift Valley are likely to experience sunny intervals in the morning, however, light rains are likely to occur over few places during the first half of the forecast period. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur over several places during the first half of the period and over few places thereafter. Nights are likely to be partly cloudy with occasional evening showers over few places during the first half of the forecast period.
The regions within the Coastal Strip are expected to be sunny during the day while nights are likely to be partly cloudy, however, there is a possibility of light morning showers occurring over few places.
The regions within the Northwest Kenya. Days are expected to be generally sunny and nights partly cloudy.
The regions within the Northeastern parts of the country are expected to remain dry throughout the forecast period with partly cloudy conditions at night.
The South Eastern Lowlands Regions. Sunny intervals are likely to prevail in these regions and nights remaining partly cloudy.
The regions within the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County are likely to have cloudy mornings giving way to sunny intervals. Occasional afternoon and evening showers are likely to occur over few places during the first half of the period. Nights are likely to remain partly cloudy.
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