The Metrological Department (MD) has today issued a notice of heavy rains, with a probability of around 33 percent to 66 percent chance of occurrence.
The Acting Director General Peter Ambenje said the heavy rains of more than 50 millimeters (mm) per 24 hours were likely be experienced on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
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He said that areas likely to be affected are Nairobi County, counties around the coastal region, highlands west, east of Rift valley and South-eastern counties.
“Other areas include Kwale, Taita Taveta, especially Taita Hills and areas bordering Tanzania, Mombasa and southern parts of Kilifi, counties around Mt. Kenya region, western parts of Narok, Migori, Nandi, Kericho, Kisii, Bomet, Southern parts of Turkana and West Pokot,” it said.
Ambenji, who was addressing the press in Nairobi, said that most of the rainfall would be in the morning hours in the coastal region and in the afternoon and at night for other areas.
He advised people around the mentioned regions to expect heavy rainfall that may result in flash-floods and lightening in some areas. “People should avoid driving, wading or walking through any fast moving waters,” said Ambenje.
He urged everyone to be attentive to media updates, saying the Department would be communicating the situations from time to time. “Further advisories will be issued as we follow upon the progress of this weather event,” he concluded.