Brace yourselves for heavy rainfall if you are in these parts of Kenya, MET says

By Susan Kogi On Fri, 11 Oct, 2019 11:22 | < 1 min read
Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa are among the major towns that the weatherman warns will experience heavy rainfall between Thursday and Monday. [PHOTO | FILE]
The weatherman has warned Kenyans to brace for heavy rainfall in parts of the country. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu and Mombasa are among the major towns that the weatherman warns will experience heavy rainfall between Thursday, October 10 and Monday, October 14.

Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu and Mombasa are among the major towns that the weatherman warns will experience heavy rainfall between Thursday, October 10 and Monday, October 14.

In an advisory shared with the public on Thursday, the Kenya Meteorological Department (MET) said the heavy downpour will be accompanied by strong winds.

Nyeri, Meru, Kakamega, Kisii, Machakos and Taita Taveta will also be affected in the said-period.

Other counties that will experience the extreme weather patterns include: Vihiga, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, Bomet, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Nyamira, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay and Busia.

Narok, Laikipia, Baringo, Murang’a, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Nyandarua will also experience heavy rainfall.

Besides Mombasa, other affected counties in the Coast region include Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River and Lamu.

Wajir, Garissa and Mandera counties in the North-Eastern region will also be hit by heavy rains.

Makueni, Turkana, Marsabit and Samburu are the other counties that will experience heavy downpour between Thursday, October 10 and Monday.

MET advises the residents of the listed areas to be vigilant, and, at the same time, look out for potential flashfloods.

“Flood waters may suddenly appear even in places where it has not rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than they look. Residents are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in, moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimise exposure to lighting strikes,” said MET.

“People in landslide-prone areas should be on high alert. The heavy rains and moderate to strong winds may result in storm surges along the coast; hence fishermen and all in the Marine industry should be on high alert,” said the weatherman.

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