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Brace yourself for colder days in 11 counties

Even though the weatherman said that the cold season would finish in August, the cold season is still going strong in most parts of the country.

The Kenya Meteorological Department (MET) predicted warm weather in various counties at the start of August, with maximum temperatures expected to range between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius.

However, the government revealed this week in a different seven-day forecast that most counties will experience heavy rainfall with scattered storms.

“Rainfall is forecast in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the South & Central Rift Valley, the Northwest & Highlands East of the Rift Valley, and the Northwest & Highlands East of the Rift Valley. Isolated storms are likely across some of these areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall expected in the counties of Narok, Nyamira, Nakuru, Kericho, Nandi, Homabay, Nyeri, Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia, Bungoma, Kisumu, Kisii, Siaya, Bomet, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Trans-Nzoia, Muranga, Kirinyaga, Embu, Meru, and Kiambu.

Residents of the counties of Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka, and Nairobi should be prepared to withstand temperatures as low as 05°C.

The Director of Meteorological Services Stella Aura said in a statement on August 3 that much of the country will continue to be sunny and dry.

Temperatures in the Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and Southern Rift Valley, and the Northwestern parts of the country were forecast to be somewhat warmer than average.

Temperatures in the Coastal Strip, the Southeastern Lowlands, and the Northeast were also forecast to be warmer than average.

“The end of the cold season, especially in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, is marked by the month of August (including Nairobi County). According to the weather forecast for August 2021, the Highlands East of the Rift Valley (including Nairobi County) may see occasional cold/cool conditions,” she stated.

August and September are normally dry months, before the short rainy season that begins in October and lasts until December.

The last few years have been really hard for farmers who deal with various crops as they no longer when they should be planting or harvesting. The rains have become unpredictable and most people have been attributing this to climate change brought about by global warming. Calls for going green and people to plant more trees have been seen over the last few decades. Practices that contribute to global warming are also receiving rebuke from different centers. 

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Highlands East Highlands West Kenya Meteorological Department Northwest Rift Valley

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