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The Kenya Meteorological Department director madam Stella Aura working closely with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has released a circular with details of the general weather outlook in most parts of the country. The forecast period is from 16th to 22nd March, and the outlook indicates that Kenyans should be prepared for heavy rains in some few parts of the country.
Rainfall is expected in some areas in the Lake Victoria Basin, the highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and South Rift Valley and the highlands East of the Rift valley including Nairobi County.
The following is a regional outlook for the next 7 days:
Kisii, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Nakuru, Bomet, Kericho, Narok, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Embu, Laikipia, Muranga, Tharaka and Nairobi Counties.
Afternoon and evening showers are likely to occur in the above areas.
The Northeast: ( Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo Counties) Morning rains and afternoon showers are likely to occur over few places during the forecast period.
The Meteorological Department has also indicated that several areas in the Northeast, Northwest ( Turkana West Pokot and Samburu) and South- Easten lowlands ( Kajiado, Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, and Taita Taveta) are likely to experience strong South Easterly winds to Easterly winds with speeds exceeding 25 knots (12.9m/s).
Source: Kenya Meteorological Department via Facebook.[ Photo|Courtesy]