The month of September has witnessed heavy rains being experienced in several parts of the county as the meteorological department has been working hard in providing accessible meteorological and climatological information to the general public. The Kenya Meteorological Department has enhanced the provision of timely warnings on changing weather patterns in some specified areas across the country at a certain duration of time.
The meteorological department has facilitated the infusion of scientific knowledge to the general public with their weekly updates on the changing weather patterns.
The Kenya Meteorological Department has made this possible through the creation of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological and climatological information in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The Kenya Meteorological Department working closely with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has provided weather forecasting updates whose validity ranges from 21st to 27th September 2021.
According to the forecast, rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of the country. The forecast indicates that occasional cloudy conditions and a rainfall conditions are expected in the highlands West of the Rift Valley, The Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands East of the Rift Valley and the Central and South Rift Valley.
Detailed regional forecast from 21st to 27th September 2021
1.The Lake Victoria Basin, The Highlands West of the Rift Valley, 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, Busia and West Pokot Counties],
These areas are likely to experience occasional morning rains during the forecast period. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are also expected with a chance of night showers over a few areas. Maximum temperatures are likely to range from 20°C to 38°C while the minimum temperatures are likely to be around 8°C.
2.The Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County; [Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka and Nairobi Counties],
The residents of these areas should be set for cold and cloudy conditions during the forecast period. Morning rains are expected with cloudy conditions breaking into sunny intervals. Most of the afternoons are likely to have sunny intervals, however there is a chance of light rains expected in the afternoon over a few areas. Cloudy conditions are expected in the nights with a chance of light rains over a few areas.
3.The South Eastern Lowlands and the Coastal Strip,[ Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Kajiado, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale Counties],
These areas are expected to have sunny days however there is a chance of morning and evening light rains over some few places during the forecast period.
The expected rainy conditions are going to have an effect in the disruption of the transportation and businesses activities. The Kenya Meteorological Department has been helpful to the community since their updates have been useful in saving lives, protection of property and the conservation of the environment.
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