The second half of the month of May has started and Kenyans are yet to witness some changes in weather patterns as heavy rains and cloudy conditions are yet to to be experienced over some areas in the remaining days for the month of May.
The Kenya Meteorological Department whose mandate is to provide updates on expected changes in weather patterns has provided weather forecast for the next seven days whose validity starts from 17th to 23rd May 2022.
According to the forecast, Kenyans should be ready to experience light to moderate rainfall in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and Southern Rift Valley and the coastal strip.
Detailed regional forecast for the next 7 days:
Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to be experienced in the Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley and the Central and Southern Rift Valley,(Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, West Pokot, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Baringo, Nakuru and Laikipia counties).
The nights are likely to be cloudy with a chance of light rains being experience over several parts during the forecast period.
The maximum temperatures are likely to range from 22°C to 29°C while minimum temperatures are likely to be around 12°C.
Cold and cloudy conditions are likely to be experienced in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley and some parts of Nairobi,( Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Nairobi counties).
In these areas, mornings are likely to be cloudy with occasional drizzling which will be accompanied by sunny intervals during the forecast period.
Afternoon showers are also likely to be experienced over several places. Most parts in Central Kenya are likely to have cloudy nights although occasional night showers may occur over a few places.
Morning, early afternoon and night showers are also expected over the Coastal Strip,(Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Kwale counties).
The Kenya Meteorological Department has succeeded in provision of accessible meteorological and climatological information through the creation of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection of meteorological data in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
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