Weatherman warns residents to relocate to higher ground

Written By: Purity Museo

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Wajir

The Kenya Meteorological Department is warning that rainfall intensities are likely to continue increasing in most parts of the country.

In a weekly advisory delivered by the agency, the department says the country will continue experiencing heavy rains even as it called on people residing in regions most affected to relocate to higher grounds.

The caution coming at a time when a family in Navakoho constituency was forced to spend the night in the cold following heavy downpour that pounded the area Monday night.

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Locals are afraid that similar scenes could be witnessed if nothing is done.

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According to the Weatherman, the Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley and the Central and South Rift Valley, North Western Counties are likely to experience occasional morning rains for much of the forecast period.

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Evening showers and thunderstorms are also likely to occur over several places.

Southeastern Lowlands Counties of Kajiado, Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Taita Taveta are likely to experience mainly sunny intervals in the morning and Afternoon showers.

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Other areas affected include the Coastal Strip counties of Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale which are likely to experience morning and early afternoon showers over few places at the beginning of the forecast period and over several places towards the end.


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