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Prepare for Heavy Rains & Expected Weather Changes in the Specified Counties for the Next 5 Days

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The Kenya Meteorological Department has been working hard to provide accessible and reliable meteorological information to the general public. The meteorological department has been providing weather forecasting updates according to the expected changing weather patterns in specific areas during a certain duration of time. The Kenya Meteorological Department has made this possible through the creation of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information.

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The early warnings on changing weather patterns have infused scientific knowledge among the people hence promoting regional development through exploitation of natural resources.

The Kenya Meteorological Department working in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has provided weather forecasting updates whose validity ranges from 16th to 20th November 2021.

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While most parts are expected to be dry, the forecast indicates that rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of the country. Occasional rainfall is expected in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and Southern Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County.

Detailed weather forecasting updates from 16th to 20th November 2021

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1.The Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and Southern Rift Valley;(Siaya, Kisii, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisumu, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia and West Pokot Counties),

These areas are likely to receive afternoon showers and thunderstorms throughout the forecast period. The forecast also indicates that the nights are likely to be partly cloudy with a chance of rains over a few areas. The maximum temperatures are likely to be at 30°C while the minimum temperatures are likely to be at 09°C.

2.The Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County;( Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka and Nairobi Counties),

Morning rains are likely to be experienced during the first three days of the forecast period while the rest of the days are likely to be sunny. Afternoon showers are also expected with chance of night showers over a few places. The maximum temperatures in the above areas are likely to be at 31°C while the minimum temperatures are likely to be at 05°C during the forecast period.

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3. Morning rains and cloudy nights are expected in the North Eastern Kenya;( Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo Counties).

4.Cloudy conditions breaking into sunny intervals with a chance of showers over a few areas are likely to be experienced in the South Eastern Lowlands; (Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Kajiado and Taita Taveta Counties). The afternoons are likely to be sunny with a chance of showers over a few areas while the nights are likely to be cloudy. The maximum temperatures in these areas are likely to be at 35°C while minimum temperatures are likely to be at 15°C.

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The updates from the Kenya Meteorological Department have helped in the protection of properties, saving lives and the conservation of the natural environment. The expected weather changes are likely to have an effect on the disruption of transportation and businesses activities.

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