High temperatures to persist in Nairobi, over 20 other counties – Weatherman

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 20 Feb, 2024 09:48 | 2 mins read
High temperatures to persist in Nairobi, over 20 other counties - Weatherman
A very hot sun. PHOTO/Pexels

The Kenya Meteorological Department has advised Kenyans to prepare for dry and sunny weather across most parts of the country this week.

In a statement on Tuesday, February 20, the weatherman said high average daytime temperatures exceeding 30°C will be expected in at least 29 counties for the entire week.

The counties include Nairobi, Turkana, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui and Machakos.

Others are Kiambu, Embu, Laikipia, Baringo Elgeyo-Marakwet, West Pokot, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kisumu, Busia, and Narok counties. High temperatures to persist in Nairobi, over 20 other counties - Weatherman

The weatherman, however, said areas in the South Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands East/West of the Rift Valley, Southeastern lowlands, Coast, and Northeastern Kenya may see light to moderate rainfall.

"High daytime temperatures exceeding 30°C expected in various counties, while some parts of certain counties may experience low nighttime temperatures below 10°C," the Met Department said.

"Stay prepared for fluctuating weather conditions this week!" the weatherman added.

Members of the public have been urged to stay hydrated and protect themselves from the sun's rays during the hot days, and bundle up warmly for the cooler nights.

The statement comes at a time when Nairobi continues to record unusually high temperatures, with a section of social media users sharing their experiences on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook.

"The sun rays hitting the ground in Nairobi are something else...The worst is heat during the day and the worst heat during the night!" X user G Juma wrote.

 "Nairobi just became Mombasa... because what in the heat is this? Nairobi is literally an oven. Been taking cold showers but still sweating like hell at night!" another user identified as Karen Njeri lamented.

The hot temperature has been attributed to various factors including climate change and the emission of greenhouse gases with the World Meteorological Organization calling on speedy action to preserve planet Earth.

"If we act now, we can limit climate change and preserve a livable planet. We have the knowledge, tools and resources to secure a livable, sustainable future for all," the organisation said in a recent statement.