Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Kenya

By Joyce Ojanji

Most parts of Kenya are likely to be sunny and dry with rainfall expected over some parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the central Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) reports.

According to KMD, in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Central and South Rift Valley, mornings are likely to be sunny though occasional rains may occur over few places. Also, the region is likely to have afternoon and night showers and thunderstorms over several places.

Further, days are expected to be generally sunny and nights partly cloudy, with possibility of morning rains and night showers over few places in North Western Kenya

In the Highland East of the Rift Valley (including Nairobi county),  intermittent cloudiness is expected in the morning giving way to sunny intervals while afternoon showers are expected over few places with partly cloudy nights .

KMD says days are expected to be sunny and partly cloudy at night with a possibility of afternoon showers occurring few places in the South Eastern Lowlands.

In addition, Coastal region is expected to have sunny days and partly cloudy nights .However, occasional morning showers may occur over few places.

Comparing the previous review (19-25 September 2022) to the current review period (26 September-2 October 2022), it is noted that day-time (maximum) temperatures increased over most stations with only a few like Kabete, Garissa and Lamu recording decreases. Night-time (minimum) temperatures also increased over some stations like Narok, Ngong and Eldoret and decreased over Kitui, Kabarak and Dagoretti among other stations.

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