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Prepare for Heavy Rains & Weather Changes For The Next 7 Days If You Live in The Specified Counties

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We are in the new month of December which marks the cessation of the October-November-December short rains season in Kenya. The Kenya Meteorological Department has been providing accessible and reliable meteorological information to the general public hence ensuring the infusion of scientific knowledge among the people.

The early warnings and updates on expected weather changes over certain areas during a certain duration of time have facilitated the exploitation of natural resources for national development. The Kenya Meteorological Department has been successful in the provision of meteorological updates through the creation of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological and climatological updates.

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The Kenya Meteorological Department working in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has provided a seven-day weather forecasting updates whose validity ranges from 7th to 12th December 2021. According to the forecast, occasional rainfall is expected to be experienced in the Highlands West of the of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, The Central and South Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County. Isolated storms are also likely to be experienced over the above areas during the forecast period while near average rainfall is likely to be experienced in the South Eastern Lowlands.

Detailed regional forecast from 7th to 13th December 2021

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1.The Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley;[Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, West Pokot, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Busia, Migori, Baringo, Nakuru, Narok and Laikipia Counties],

Occasional morning rains are likely to be experienced in the above areas during the forecast period. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to be experienced over a few areas during the forecast period. Nights are expected to be cloudy with a chance of showers over a few areas throughout the forecast period. The maximum temperatures in these areas is likely to be at 32 while minimum temperatures are likely to be at 09.

2.The residents in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County should be ready for cold and cloudy conditions during the forecast period;[Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Nairobi Counties].

Morning rains accompanied with intermittent sunny intervals are expected over a few areas during the forecast period. There is also a chance of afternoon and night showers over a few areas during the forecast period.

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3.Morning rains are likely to occur over a few places in the South Eastern Lowlands;[ Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Taita Taveta Counties]. The expected rainfall over these areas is likely to be below average rainfall for the month of December. Afternoon and night showers are also likely to be experienced over a few areas during the forecast period with temperatures maximum at 35 and minimum at 13 expected during the forecast period.

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The updates from the Kenya Meteorological Department have helped in saving lives, protection of property and the conservation of the natural environment. The people in the agricultural sector have been using the updates from the meteorological department to plan adequately for their farming techniques for a given season. However, the updates from the meteorological department are likely to have an effect in the disruption of transportation and businesses activities.

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