By Joyce Ojanji
Rainfall is expected over the Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley and the Coast as the rest of the country is likely to be dry, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) predicts.
According to the prediction, which runs from 19th to 25th September, occasional morning rains are expected over a few places during the first half of the forecast period. Afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur over several places during the forecast period in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Rift Valley.
The Highlands East of the Rift Valley (including Nairobi County) will experience early morning cloudiness with occasional light rains over few places, giving way to sunny intervals. Afternoon and night showers are likely to occur over a few places during the forecast period.
Turkana and Samburu Counties are likely to have sunny days and partly cloudy nights. However, morning rains may occur over a few places on Tuesday and sunny for the rest of the forecast period.
Moreover, in Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo Counties, days are likely to be sunny and nights partly cloudy. However, occasional rainfall is likely over few places on Friday and Saturday.
Days are likely to be sunny and nights partly cloudy. However, occasional rainfall is likely over a few places on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in the southeastern lowlands.
Morning showers are expected over a few places spreading to several places on Friday. Afternoons are likely to be sunny and nights partly cloudy at the Coast.
Comparing the 4th to 10th September 2023 and the 11th to 17th September 2023 periods, it is noted that day-time (maximum) temperatures decreased over some stations such as Moyale, Mandera, Kabarak and Nyahururu and increased over Kangema, Embu and Meru. Night-time (minimum) temperatures increased over some stations including Eldoret, Kitui, Nyahururu and Mombasa and Moyale and decreased over others including Mandera, Kisumu Lamu and Laikipia.