It is the final week of the month of May and this has been welcomed by some changes in weather patterns over some different parts of the country. The cold and cloudy conditions over various parts is a clear indication that rains are around the corner hence Kenyans should be ready for heavy rains during this period.
The Kenya Meteorological Department has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and forestry in making sure that there is accessible meteorological and climatological information to all Kenyans at the right time.
The updates from the meteorological department have facilitated the infusion of scientific knowledge to the general public hence helping in the utilization of natural resources for regional development.
The Kenya Meteorological Department in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has provided weather forecasting updates whose validity ranges from 24th to 30th May 2022.
According to the forecast, rainfall is expected to be experienced in most parts of the country during the forecast period.
Light to moderate rainfall is expected over some parts in the Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the South Eastern Lowlands, the Central and Southern Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi county.
The Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and Southern Rift Valley;( Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga Bungoma, West Pokot, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Busia, Baringo, Nakuru, Narok and Laikipia counties),
Morning rains accompanied with afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to be experienced over these areas during the forecast period. The nights are expected to be cloudy with night rains being experienced over several parts during the forecast period.
2.The Highlands East of the Rift Valley Including Nairobi County,(Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga,Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka and Nairobi counties),
Cloudy conditions are expected in the morning with occasional drizzle as some parts experiencing morning rains during the forecast period.
Afternoon as well as night showers are also expected over some areas during the forecast period.
Nights are expected to be cloudy with occasional showers occuring over a few areas.
The changes in weather patterns is likely to have an effect in the disruption of transportation and businesses activities.
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