The Kenya Meteorological Department has been working hard in providing accessible meteorological information to the general public. The information has been vital in developing scientific knowledge to Kenyans through the infusion of an efficient telecommunications systems for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information. The information is vital for the exploitation of natural resources which is aimed at bringing national and regional development. The company has aided in mitigation of adverse impacts of severe weather and extreme climatic events through the provision of early timely warnings of expected changes in weather patterns within a specified period of time. This has helped Kenyans to prepare for the adverse effects hence saving many people's lives, protection of property and the conservation of the environment.
The Kenya Meteorological Department working in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has provided an update of the weather forecast till 5th July 2021. According to KMD, the next 5 days of the new month several parts of the country are set to experience light to moderate rainfall in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the South and Central Rift Valley, the South Eastern Lowlands and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County.
The forecast also indicates that the residents in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley should be prepared for cool and cloudy conditions accompanied by light rains.
Detailed Regional Forecast From 1st to 5th July 2021.
1.The Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Central and South Rift Valley;[ Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia, Baringo, Nakuru, Narok and Laikipia Counties],
Occassional afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms are expected in the above areas during the forecast period.
2. The Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County; [ Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka and Nairobi Counties],
The above areas should be ready for cloudy morning conditions accompanied with light rains with intermittent sunny conditions. Occassional afternoon and evening showers are also likely to occur during the forecast period in the above areas.
3.The South Eastern Lowlands and the Coastal Strip;[ Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale Counties],
Cloudy conditions in the morning with light rains giving away sunny intervals is expected during the forecast period. Nights are expected to be partly cloudy during the forecast period.
This is a cold season and everyone should keep warm and take note that the changing adverse weather conditions may have an effect in the disruptions of transportation and businesses activities.
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