Heavy rains and strong winds to continue, Meteorological department says

Nairobians find their way to work after sudden short morning rains in the City. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

The Kenya Meteorological Department has said that the heavy rainfall and strong winds currently being experienced in the country will continue.

In their forecast on April 25, the weatherman warned that people living in central highlands, south and central rift valley, southeastern lowlands, south coast and part of Northeastern Kenya are likely to receive intense rainfall.

The Northwestern and the Lake Basin regions are also likely to receive heavy downpours.

The Met Department further noted that South Western and Coastal areas and other parts of the country will receive rainfall with reduced intensity.

According to the agency Nairobi, Embu, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Murang’a, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Narok, Kisii, Homabay, Migori, Kisumu, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Mandera, Lamu, Mombasa, Marsabit, Isiolo, Wajir and Garissa counties will experience strong winds.

The weatherman cautioned residents to be on the lookout for potential floods, saying they might appear in areas that have not experienced floods before.

“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 minimize exposure to lightning strikes,” reads the statement.

“The strong wind may blow off roofs, uproot trees and cause structural damages.”