Expect particularly heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday- Kenya Met

Expect particularly heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday- Kenya Met

There will be exceptionally heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday of this week, the Director General of the Kenya Meteorological Department, Dr. David Gikungu, has warned.

Dr David Gikungu, who spoke on Citizen TV's The Explainer Show on Tuesday night, said the heavy rain would continue to fall in various parts of the country, but would be especially heavy around the weekend.

He predicted that Thursday and Friday would be particularly severe, with varying effects expected across the country.

“We are expecting that rainfall will continue in the entire month of May but at varying degrees depending on where you are,” Gikungu said.

“On this particular week, we are expecting Thursday and Friday to have heavy rainfall; that is what the forecast shows.”

While reminding the public to follow the Weatherman's cautionary measures, the Met director also advised Kenyans not to be afraid of the current downpours because they may bring some good.

“It is important that we take care if possible. We should not treat rainfall as all negative, it is also possible for us to plan and make use of it because it may not always be with us,” he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, Met issued a statement warning of continued rains this week.

The seven-day forecast for the period Monday through Sunday indicates that the western parts of the country, the Lake Basin region, and parts of the Rift Valley, including Narok, Nakuru, and West Pokot, among others, will continue to receive heavy rains and thunderstorms.

Nairobi and counties in central Kenya will also experience similar weather conditions.

The North-eastern parts of the country as well as the Eastern counties will continue to receive intense rains.

The coastal counties of Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale will be spared the rainy conditions this week.

Met also warned of flooding and landslides in certain areas further calling on drivers to be cautious as visibility on their roads will be hampered by the heavy rains and strong winds.


Citizen Digital Rainfall Met David Gikungu

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