Meteorological department warns of heavy rains across the country starting Thursday

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH FEB 2018-The meteorological department is warning Kenyans t prepare for  heavy rainfall starting this Thursday.

A notice released  from the  Department says  the heavy rainfall would be recorded in  Kericho, Bomet, Narok Migori snd Kisii counties.

The downpour, according to the forecast released on Tuesday, will be experienced in western Kenya, Rift Valley, Nyanza and central Kenya.

Others are Taiata taveta , Kajiado, Nakuru, Kwale Marsabit, Turkana, Samburu, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Muranga, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni and Kakamega.

The weather man  has advised Kenyans living in towns to be alert  for flash floods, which have killed many people in the country in the past years.

Dry river beds may also be filled with moving water while soil erosion may ravage areas with dry and bare soils.

“However this is not the proper onset of the March-May rainfall season,” the report reads in part.

The dispatch indicates that the heavy rainfall is likely to continue on Friday, March 2, over counties in the South Coast, western Kenya, Nyanza, Rift Valley, northern Kenya, and central Kenya, including Nairobi and southeastern lowlands.

On Saturday, March 3, the weatherman said counties in western Kenya, Nyanza, Rift Valley, central Kenya and south-eastern lowlands would continue receiving heavy rainfall in the afternoon.

The rains are expected reduce in intensity over the eastern, Coast and northern regions but moderate rainfall will continue over the rest of the country.

The weatherman advised Kenyans to look out for updates if conditions change significantly.

 

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