Meteorological Department Cautions of More Rainfall Prevalence

The weather has currently taken a shift since the beginning of November month with rainfall coming more often than predicted earlier on. Now the Meteorological Department has said that the rainfall being experienced in most parts of Kenya will continue through the end of this week.

According to the Climate Outlook for the October-November-December (OND) 2022 Short Rains season indicates that most parts of the country are likely to experience depressed rainfall with higher probabilities over the eastern sector.

Previously, the Met department had predicted below-average to no rainfall in October, November, and December which have long been wet seasons in the past.

However, most parts of Kenya started getting rainfall last week and the announcement by the weatherman follows months of severe drought in over 23 counties. 

“Isolated storms are likely to occur in some parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley,” said the Met department.

The Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern Lowlands, the coast, and North-eastern Kenya regions will also experience isolated storms.

Even based on the reports by the MET, there will still be spatial rainfall in regions that include; the Coast, the South-eastern lowlands, and the North-eastern and North-western regions of the country.

“There is a good chance that most of the country will experience drier-than-average conditions,” noted the Met department in September.

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