Off-season rainfall pounds parts of the country

Written By: Judith Akolo

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Off-season rainfall has began in parts of the country and the Kenya Meteorological Department says this will go on into the weekend.

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The weatherman says the rains will be more widespread and heavier in some areas  on  Friday 2nd  March 2018 and Saturday 3rd March 2018.

In the seven day forecast, the Kenya Meteorological Department says, the Central Highlands including Nairobi area, the Counties of; Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka are expected to experience morning  rains  from  Friday  through to  Sunday,  afternoon  rainfall  is  expected  to  be heavy on Saturday  the 3rd March 2018 with sunny intervals ending on Thursday.

The onset of the long rains in this section of the country are expected the 4th week of March to 1st week of April 2018 and continue to the 3rd to 4th week of May 2018.

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The  Lake  Victoria  Basin,  Highlands  West  of  the  Rift  Valley,  Central  and  South  Rift  Valley Counties  of  Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Transnzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Laikipia, Nakuru,  Narok,  Kajiado, Kericho,  Bomet,  Kakamega,  Vihiga,  Bungoma  and  Busia are  expected  to  experience morning  rains in a few  places  increasing  to  several  places on  Saturday  and  Sunday.

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The onset of the long rains is expected in the 3rd to 4th week of March 2018 and continues into June 2018.

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The Weatherman is warning that the showers are expected to be heavy to very heavy beginning Friday.

In the forecast signed by Director of Meteorological Services, Peter Ambenje, Northwestern Counties of Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu are expected to experience light morning rains over few places for much of the forecast period.

Afternoon and evening showers are expected to occur over few places between Tuesday and Thursday increasing to several places between Friday and Saturday.

The showers are expected to be quite heavy on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Northeastern Counties of Marsabit,  Mandera,  Wajir, Garissa, and Isiolo that have been in a throes of a biting drought are expected to  experience rains over few places on Wednesday, Sunday and Monday.

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Afternoon  showers  and  thunderstorms  are  expected  over  few places  on  Tuesday and Wednesday,  Sunday  and  Monday

The Coastal Strip Counties of Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu, and Kwale are expected to experience sunny intervals the entire day between Tuesday and Thursday with Morning and afternoon showers expected from  Friday.










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