The new month of September has experienced cold and cloudy conditions in several parts of the country hence it is a sign that some places are likely to have rains throughout this month.
The Kenya Meteorological Department has been on the frontline to provide accessible meteorological and climatological information to the general public. The early timely warnings and updates from the meteorological department has been vital to Kenyans because this has had an effect in saving lives, protection of property and also in the conservation of the environment.
The updates from the meteorological department have enabled residents of the selected areas to plan adequately for the adverse effects that may be caused by bad weather.
The Kenya Meteorological Department has enhanced meteorological knowledge to Kenyans through their weekly updates hence facilitating the infusion of scientific knowledge to the people. The department has been able to achieve this through the creation of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The Kenya Meteorological Department working in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, has provided weather forecasting updates whose validity period ranges from 7th to 13th September 2021.
According to the forecast, rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of the country in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Central and South Rift Valley.
The forecast also highlights that occasional cloudy conditions accompanied with light rains are expected mostly in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County and the South Eastern Lowlands.
Regional forecast valid from 7th to 13th September 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, Nyamira, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia and West Pokot Counties],
These areas are expected to experience heavy rains during the forecast period. Morning rains are likely over a few areas. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are also expected over several areas during the forecast period.
The areas are likely to have cloudy conditions during the forecast period and also a chance of night showers is also expected.
Maximum temperatures of 30°C and minimum temperatures of 11°C are also expected in the above areas 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],
The residents of the above areas should be ready for cloudy conditions in the morning and a chance of morning rains over a few places.
The afternoons are likely to have showers of rains in most of these areas while some areas are likely to experience a chance of night showers during the forecast period.
The maximum temperatures in the above areas are likely to be around 25°C while minimum temperatures of 7°C are expected.
3.South Eastern Lowlands and the Coastal Strip; [Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Kajiado, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale Counties],
The above areas are likely to have cloudy conditions breaking into sunny intervals in the morning. In the same way, some areas are likely to experience a chance of showers in the morning during the forecast period.
Sunny intervals are expected in the afternoon for the above areas.
Partly cloudy conditions in the night are expected with a chance of showers over a few places during the forecast period.
The Kenya Meteorological Department is working hard to aid in the mitigation of adverse impacts of severe weather and extreme climatic conditions.
The heavy rains experienced in several parts of the country are likely to have an effect in the disruption of transportation and businesses activities.
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