The Kenya Meteorological Department has worked hard in developing an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information to the general public in accordance with the The World Meteorological Information WMO. This has helped the company in the provision of accessible meteorological information in which they provide early warnings on changing weather patterns and the adverse effects likely to be caused by the adverse weather conditions. This has helped in the protection of property, protection of life and the protection of the environment hence ensuring the efficient utilization of natural resources for natural development.
The month of July has witnessed harsh weather conditions with heavy rains being experienced in several parts of the country. The Kenya Meteorological Department working in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the National Drought Management Authority has issued weather forecasting whose validity ranges from 13th to 17th July 2021.
According to the forecast, rainfall is expected in several parts of the country in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, Central and South Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County. These areas should be set to receive cool and cloudy conditions accompanied by light rains during the forecast period.
Regional Weather Forecast from 13th to 21st July 2021
1.The Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley and the Central and South Rift Valley; [Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia Counties],
Morning rains with afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected over several places during the forecast period. Night showers are also expected with maximum temperatures of 29°C and minimum temperatures of 10°C during the forecast period.
2.The Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County; [Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka and Nairobi Counties],
Cloudy mornings with light rains breaking into sunny intervals is expected during the forecast period. Afternoon and night showers are also expected in the above areas during the forecast period with maximum temperatures of 22°C and minimum temperatures of 10°C.
3.South Eastern Lowlands and the Coastal Strip; [Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Kajiado, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale Counties],
Morning showers with cloud breaking into sunny intervals are expected in the above areas during the forecast period. Afternoon showers accompanied with sunny intervals are also expected in the above areas with cloudy conditions at night and a chance of showers during the night is also expected in the above areas.
The heavy rains being experienced in several parts of the country are likely to cause disruptions in the transportation and businesses activities. Remember to keep warm.
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