The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that Rainfall of more than 20mm in 24hrs is expected from Thursday 23rd January, 2020 in parts of the Southwest, Central and Nairobi area. The rainfall is expected to spread to western, Southeastern, coast and northeastern regions on Friday 24th January 2020.
The rain is expected to intensify to more than 30mm in 24hrs from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January 2020 over the Coast, Southeast, Central including Nairobi area, western and parts of northeastern regions.
The coverage and intensity is expected to reduce over Southeastern, Northeastern and the Coast from 28th January 2020.
However, on 28th and 29th January, 2020 western and central rift valley regions are expected to receive more than 40mm of rainfall in 24hrs. Rainfall is projected to reduce as from 30th January, 2020 over most parts of the country.
Areas likely to be affected
These areas are expected to receive the heavy down pours: Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Busia, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Baringo, Samburu, West Pokot, Narok, Migori, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and Vihiga.
Other areas expected to receive the heavy rain being: Bungoma, Homa Bay, Busia, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, parts of Kajiado, Nakuru, Isiolo, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, parts of Tana River and Lamu.
Residents in all the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential flash floods. They 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 lighting strikes.
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