By Joyce Ojanji
Rainfall is expected in most parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin and the central and south Rift valley, north western Kenya and the Coast, according to the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD).
Occasional cold and cloudy conditions, at times accompanied by light rains, are expected over some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, the Highlands West of the Rift, the forecast notes.
The Highland West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin and the Central and South Rift valley are likely to have sunny mornings though occasionally rains may occur over few places while afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur over some places with partly cloudy nights.
Also, KMD notes that few places in North western Kenya will be sunny with partly cloudy nights and isolated afternoon showers. However, intermittent cloudiness at times accompanied by light rains, is expected in the mornings, with occasional afternoon and night showers over few places in the High lands East of the Rift valley.
In North-eastern Kenya, days are expected to be sunny and nights partly cloudy while the South eastern lowlands are likely to have intermittent cloudiness, at times accompanied by light rains in the morning, giving way to sunny intervals for the rest of the day with nights likely to be cloudy.
KMD says at the Coast, days are expected to be generally sunny and nights partly cloudy. However, occasional morning, early afternoon and night showers may occur over few places during the second half of the forecast period.
Comparing the previous review (5-11 September 2022) to the current review period (12-18 September 2022), it is noted that day-time (maximum) temperatures increased over most stations with only a few stations like Mandera, Kitale and Moyale recording decreases. Night-time (minimum) temperatures increased over some stations like Thika, Makindu and Malindi and decreased over Nyahururu, Kakamega and Kitui among other stations.