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The Kenya Meteorological Department (Met) has issued a warning about changing weather conditions from Sunday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 22.

In its Sunday forecast, Met warned of heavy rain, strong winds, and large waves in many parts of the country.

Following this, Kenyans are urged to be cautious and watch for potential flooding and rising water levels in water bodies.

Rainfall levels exceeding 30 millimeters will affect the Lake Victoria Basin, Rift Valley, and the highlands west and east of the Rift Valley, including Nairobi.

From Monday to Wednesday, rainfall levels in the above areas may increase to 40 mm, Met Kenya warned. From Wednesday, rainfall levels are expected to decrease.

This will be accompanied by strong winds and large waves in the Indian Ocean and strong winds in the eastern region.

Counties that may experience heavy rain include Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Busia, Kisii, Nyamira, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Narok, Baringo, Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, and Uasin Gishu.

Others include Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu, and Kwale.

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Drivers are urged to avoid roads with high water levels to prevent accidents.

"People in landslide-prone areas, especially mountainous regions, should be vigilant. Strong winds can blow off roofs, uproot trees, and cause structural damage," the weather expert added.