Met says rains to start third week of March

Written By: Brenda Czeda
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Kenyans will have to wait for a whole month before normal rains begin in the 3rd week of March.

The metrological department in its latest projections says counties in Western and North Rift Regions will be the first to receive rainfall.

Nairobi County is expected to receive rainfall on the 4th week of March and first week of April.

However the department says the distribution of Rainfall between March and May will generally be poor over most parts of the country with the Eastern sector expected to remain dry during the month of March.

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However, near-normal rainfall is expected over most parts of Western Kenya, Central Rift Valley and parts of Central Kenya including Nairobi county.

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Nairobi County will be among counties that will receive rainfall on the 4th week of March and first week of April but the metrological department has cautioned that there will be depressed rains in the month of March and May.

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Kenya Metrological department Director Peter Ambenje says agricultural based counties in Western, Nyanza, Central and parts of South-Eastern are expected to perform better and farming communities have been urged to take advantage of the expected rains.

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In the Arid and Semi-Arid regions  challenges related to water scarcity and poor regeneration of pasture and limited water availability for livestock is expected to increase due to the expected depressed rainfall in March.

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