Nairobi County to experience showers in the next 7 days

Nairobi County will on Thursday be cloudy in the morning and in the afternoon with showers likely to occur over few places.

According to a weather report for the next one week, on Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29, the county is expected to experience morning rains moderate afternoon showers over several places.

Mary Kilavi, County Director Meteorological Service said however from Sunday September 30   to Tuesday October 2, it might be cloudy in the morning but warmer in the afternoons.

“The last seven days period has seen the county experience  warmer conditions but the temperatures decreased slightly with time though on Monday September  24, a few places experienced some light rainfall,” she added.

The general outlook overall given by the Kenya Meteorological services for the country is that most parts of the country generally are expected to experience wet conditions in the coming week

The Forecast for the October-November-December (OND) 2018 “Short Rains” Season indicates that much of the country is likely to experience above average rainfall.

The distribution of the rainfall in time and space is also expected to be good over most places especially during the peak month of November.

Meanwhile, Kilifi County residents should expect heavy rains projected to hit a bigger part of the coast region in three consecutive days of this week as from today (Wednesday).

Addressing the press in Malindi, officer in charge of the department of Meteorological in Malindi and Magarini, Mr. Jonathan Ngayai said rains beyond normal to be accompanied by heavy winds is also expected to trigger sea waves in the next three days.

Mr. Ngayai said, “An advisory message was released on September 24 that the probability of Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, Tana River, Kwale and Taita Taveta Counties to receive the heavy downpour was between 33 to 66 per cent.”

The officer called on the fishermen, sea operators and those residing near the sea to be very cautious and consider alternative residence for the expected heavy winds that will accompany the rains are capable of destroying structures along the beaches.

“On Wednesday 26th, the rains will be at 30 millimeters and last for 24 hours. It is expected to increase to 50 millimeters and above on Thursday 27th and pour for another 24 hours, and decease to 30 millimeters on Friday for the last 24 hours,” added Ngayai.

North Coast Kenya Red Cross Society coordinator, Hassan Musa, has warned residents of the mentioned areas to take heed of the weather forecast to avoid harm and loss of life.

Mr. Musa said his organization has begun disbursing building materials to the 712 families affected by floods in Kilifi County during the long rain season in April and May this year.


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