Brace for another wet spell, weatherman says

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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Residents in urban areas are advised to be on the look out for flash floods
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Kenyans have been advised to brace for yet another wet spell characterised by flash floods from Monday next week.

The Kenya Meteorological Department Friday issued another advisory of heavy rainfall over various parts of the country.

Heavy rainfall of more than 40mm in 24 hours is expected from Tuesday 13th March 2018 over Western, South and Central Rift Valley and Central Kenya including Nairobi area.

Director of Meteorological Services Peter Ambenje says the rainfall will, however, not be as heavy as the one experienced in the recent past.

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Various parts of the countries have experienced heavy downpour that has caused a major gridlock on city roads.

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The counties to be affected by the heavy rainfall include: Kisii, Kericho, Bomet, Narok, Migori, Kakamega, Kajiado, Nakuru, Kwale, Marsabit, Wajir, Isiolo, Turkana, Samburu, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Muranga, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu and Taita Taveta.

Residents in urban areas are advised to be on the look out for flash floods.

The weatherman says heavy rainfall is likely to continue on Wednesday 14th March 2018 over counties in the South rift valley, Southeastern lowlands, Northern and Central parts including Nairobi.

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“On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March 2018, Counties in Western, Coast, Northern, Rift Valley, Central and Southeastern lowlands are expected to continue receiving heavy rainfall,” he said.

Counties which border Tanzania such as Narok, Kajiado, Taita Taveta and Kwale will start experiencing moderate rainfall from Saturday, 10 March 2018.

“Flood water may suddenly appear in places where it hasn’t rained heavily and can be deeper and fast-moving than it appears. Do not walk in moving water or drive through it” he warned adding “Please keep to safer grounds until the flooding subsides. Continue listening to local media as updates will be provided if conditions change significantly. Further advisories will be issued as we follow the progress of this weather event”.

 

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