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Kenyans, Prepare As The Weather Will Be Getting Colder; The Weatherman Predicts

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Kenyans have been advised by the weatherman to prepare for even more bitter cold; with certain regions of the country predicted to see temperatures as low as 10 degrees Celsius as reported by the Nation newspaper.

The August temperature forecast predicts extremely chilly temperatures for the highlands surrounding the Rift Valley; with minimum temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius particularly in Nyandarua County and maximum temperatures below 18 degrees Celsius.

Nairobi, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi Counties would be impacted by this.

According to Dr. David Gikungu; director of the Kenya Meteorological Department, the frigid temperatures are the result of the invasion of chilly winter air from the southern hemisphere; which experiences winter at this time of year.

Additionally, temperatures somewhat below average are predicted for sections of the northeast, particularly Marsabit County as well as the northwest region; which includes Turkana, Samburu and West Pokot.

Near-average temperatures are anticipated throughout the highlands West and Central of the Rift Valley as well as the coastal area.

The regions include Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale in addition to Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kakamega, Kisii, Nandi, Vihiga, Bungoma, Laikipia, Nakuru and Baringo.

On the other hand, temperatures in the South Rift Valley and the Southeast lowlands; which include areas of Kajiado, Kericho, Bomet, Narok, Makueni, Taita Taveta and Kitui will be warmer than average.

Drivers may be in risk due to reduced visibility if fog forms in the highlands east of the Rift Valley, especially Nairobi County.

In light of this, motorists in the impacted areas are urged to exercise caution especially on the Kikuyu-Kinungi section of the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway. According to Dr. Gikungu, fog could occasionally cause Wilson and Jomo Kenyatta Airport operations to be interrupted.

The month of July; according to the weatherman was the coldest of the year, with below-average temperatures recorded in Marsabit, Wajir, Kisumu, Nyeri, Embu, Voi and Lamu.

Maximum temperatures in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley which include Nairobi County were below 18 degrees Celsius. Nyahururu recorded minimum temperatures of 3.6 degrees Celsius and average temperatures of 8.5 degrees Celsius.

The Lake Victoria Basin, the highlands surrounding the Rift Valley and the Northwestern regions of the country will all experience somewhat increased rainfall; according to the forecast along with sporadic chilly and gloomy conditions and light morning drizzles.

Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia are included in the regions.

While the southern and north-eastern regions will continue to see mostly sunny and dry conditions, the coastal region will be sunny and dry with the possibility of sporadic showers. Mandera, Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo Counties are included in the north-eastern area.

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