Weatherman: Heavy rains to continue in Nairobi, Narok this week

Rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of the country this week, the latest forecast by the weatherman shows.

The forecast by the Kenya Metrological Department covers the period between January 16 to January 22.

The forecast however shows that most parts of North-eastern and North-western Kenya are likely to be generally dry.

According to the forecast, rainfall is expected over the southern half of the country.

The forecast shows heavy rainfall will continue in some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi, the South-eastern lowlands and the South Rift Valley.

Counties in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Rift Valley are predicted to record morning rains over few places.

The counties include Kisii, Nyamira, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Narok, Baringo, Nakuru, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet and West-Pokot.

These counties will record afternoon showers and thunderstorms in several places during the first half of the forecast period with isolated heavy rainfall expected in some parts of Narok county.

Counties in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley which include Nairobi, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi will experience occasional rains in the mornings over few areas, afternoon and night showers.

“Isolated heavy rainfall may occur over some parts of Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nairobi and Kiambu counties,” the weatherman says.

Counties in the southeastern lowlands (Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Taita-Taveta) will experience occasional morning rains over a few areas.

“Afternoon and night showers are likely to occur over few places occasionally spreading to several places,” the forecast says.

According to the weatherman, isolated heavy rainfall may occur over some parts of Kajiado, Taita Taveta and Makueni, counties during the forecast period.

North-western Kenya counties of Turkana and Samburu Counties are predicted to record sunny days and partly cloudy nights with a possibility of a few areas receiving rainfall between Wednesday and Sunday.

Residents of North-eastern Kenya will enjoy sunny days which will pave the way for partly cloudy nights.

The counties which include Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo will however have a few areas experiencing rainfall between Wednesday and Saturday.

The Coast counties of Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale are predicted to record sunny days and partly cloudy nights.

“However, occasional morning, afternoon and night showers may be experienced over a few areas,” the forecast shows.