Kenya Met Warns of Very Cold Nights Amidst Heavy Rainfall


The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of cold nights in parts of the country amidst the ongoing heavy rains.

In an advisory dated Monday, May 6, Kenya Met noted that the most affected areas would be the Mt Kenya counties and parts of the Rift Valley.

As per the projections, the counties which will be extremely cold include parts of Nyeri, Muranga, Kirinyaga, and Laikipia.

The temperatures in some of these areas are expected to drop to 8 to 10 Degrees Celcius.

Free-flowing traffic on Waiyaki Way on a rainy morning in January 2024

John Mbati

On the other hand, areas where the temperatures will range between 10 to 15 Degree Celcius include parts of Nairobi County, Kiambu, Narok, Machakis, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu and Makueni.

Trans Nzioia, West Pokot, Kakamega, Samburu, Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties will also have cold nights.

Therefore, residents of the affected areas were advised to keep warm during the night and opt for warm clothes.

“Average night-time (minimum) temperatures will be low (less than 10C) over some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley,” read the advisory in part.

Meanwhile, it was noted that the heavy rains would continue in parts of the country. However, the intensity was projected to drop during the week.

Kenyans were still advised to watch out for floods owing to the incidents reported in the last two weeks.

“Rainfall is expected to continue over several parts of the country. Heavy rainfall events are likely to occur in some parts of the Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Rift Valley during the first half of the forecast period.

“The expected heavy rainfall is likely to be accompanied by strong winds, thunder and lightning. The public is advised to avoid sheltering under trees and metallic structures to minimize exposure to lightning strikes,” read the advisory in part.

Floods covering part of Thika Highway on April 24, 2024




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