Sunny Easter holiday ahead, says weatherman

Written By: Margaret Kalekye/Emily Kenik
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Kenya meteorological department says most parts of the country will continue receiving reduced rainfall throughout the week and over the weekend.

According to the latest seven-day forecast covering between March 27 and April 2,  The forecast offers relief to most Kenyans who will be celebrating the Easter holiday as Good Friday, through the weekend, are expected to remain dry, with rain picking up on Easter Monday.

Most counties in the Lake Victoria Basin and those along the Rift Valley highlands will remain dry in the morning with showers in the afternoon except in South Nyanza and South Rift, which will have relatively heavier rainfall.

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Nairobi, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi will have cloudy early mornings during the period, giving way to sunny intervals for the rest of the morning, while the afternoons are expected to have showers.

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Counties in the North Eastern region Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Isiolo – are expected to have rains over a few places through out the forecast period apart from Sunday. The showers are expected to be heavy on Saturday around Mandera.

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Heavy rains have been pounding various parts of the country causing flash floods.

Residents of Western, South and Central Rift Valley, Central Kenya, including Nairobi were the worst hit. The floods left a trail of destruction in Nairobi and Mchakos counties.

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Scenes of filth, fallen trees, impassable roads, flooded roundabouts, stranded commuters, stalled trucks, long traffic jams and submerged cars were characterized in the city.

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