Weekly Forecast: Rainfall, Moderate Temperatures Expected over Most Parts of Kenya

In the next seven days (12-18 April, 2022), most parts of the country are likely to experience rainfall, with moderate temperatures during the day and night, according to the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) weekly forecast.

FORECAST-ED SEVEN-DAY TOTAL RAINFALL VALID 12-18 APRIL 2022

These areas include the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the Coast, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, North-western and North-eastern Kenya.

In the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Central and South Rift Valley that is, Counties of 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, occasional morning rains are likely to occur over some of these places, whereas afternoon and night showers with thunderstorms are expected to spread in several parts.

Temperature Forecast

Also, maximum (day-time) temperatures in these regions are likely to range from 26 -32 degrees Celsius while minimum (night-time) temperatures are expected to be between 9-20 degrees Celsius.

In North-western Kenya (Turkana and Samburu Counties), morning rains as well as afternoon and night showers and thunderstorms are also likely to occur over few places.

However, maximum (day-time) temperatures are likely to range from 28- 39 degrees Celsius while minimum (night-time) temperatures are expected to be between 12-25 degrees Celsius.

The South-eastern lowlands like Counties of Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Taita-Taveta, sunny intervals are expected in the morning while afternoon and night showers are likely to occur over few places.

Maximum (day-time) temperatures are likely to range from 25-35 degrees Celcius while minimum (night-time) temperatures are expected to be between 14-20 degrees Celsius.

Counties in the Coast like Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale are likely to experience showers in the morning, early afternoon and night in a few places.

While maximum (day-time) temperatures are likely to range from 33-35 degrees Celsius with minimum (night-time) temperatures ranging between 25-27 degrees Celsius.

In the last seven days, the KMD weather review shows that most parts of the country were generally sunny and dry. However, light to moderate rainfall was recorded in a few Counties including Embu, Nyamira and Bungoma.

Comparing the previous review period (28 March to 3 April 2022) to the current review period (4 to 10 April 2022), it is noted that there was a significant decrease in rainfall amounts over most parts of the country. On the other hand, day-time (maximum) temperatures increased throughout the country unlike night-time (minimum) temperatures which increased over few stations like Kisii, Kitui and Eldoret; and decreased over others like Nakuru, Embu and Laikipia.

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