By Gift Briton
Most parts of the country are likely to be generally dry in the next seven days with light to moderate rainfall expected over some parts, according to Kenya Meteorological Department(KMD) weekly forecast.
Further, maximum (daytime) temperatures are likely to range from 22 to 29 degrees Celsius while minimum (night-time) temperatures are expected to be between 9 and 19 degrees Celsius.
The organization reveals that sunny intervals are expected in the morning with afternoon showers and thunderstorms over a few places in Kisii, Nyamira, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, West-Pokot, Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Baringo, Nakuru, Narok and Laikipia Counties.
However, it warns that strong southerly to south-easterly winds with speeds exceeding 25knots (12.9m/s) are likely to occur over some parts of the Coast, the South-eastern lowlands, North-eastern and North-western Kenya.
Turkana and Samburu counties are expected to be generally sunny during the day and partly cloudy at night with moderate temperatures during the day and night whereas Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Iamb, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Nairobi Counties are likely to be cloudy in the morning with occasional drizzle, giving way to sunny intervals and afternoon showers.
On the other hand, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo counties are likely to be generally dry during the day and partly cloudy at night with maximum temperatures are likely to range from 25 to 38 degrees Celsius while minimum temperatures are expected to be between 17 and 27 degrees Celsius.
In Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Taita-Taveta counties, days are expected to be generally sunny and partly cloudy at night with maximum temperatures likely to range from 22 to 34 degrees Celsius while minimum temperatures are expected to be between 13 and 23 degrees Celsius.
According to KMD, morning, early afternoon and night showers are expected over a few places of Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale Counties with maximum temperatures likely to range from 30 to 32 degrees Celsius while minimum temperatures are expected to be between 23 and26 degrees Celsius.
Comparing the previous review period (2-8 May 2022) to the current review period (9-15 May 2022), the organization found out that there was a decrease in rainfall amounts over most parts of the country while maximum temperatures increased throughout the country.
However, minimum temperatures increased over some stations including Lamu, Mtwapa and Mombasa and decreased over others like Eldoret, Nyahururu and Narok.