Kenyans Directed to Be Ready for Adverse Cold Weather

  • Kenya Meteorological Department has directed Kenyans to ready themselves for adverse cold weather across the country from June to August.

    The department’s service director Peter Ambenje stated that for the next three days the temperatures are expected to drop to lows of 3 degrees Celsius.

    “The March-May seasonal rainfall has ended in most country giving way for the cold June-August season,” he noted.

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    “The most affected areas will be the central highlands including Nairobi where cold and cloudy conditions with occasional light rains occurring more often,” Ambenje added.

    According to the statement Nairobi, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Nyeri, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Embu will experience the low temperatures of 3 degree temperatures and highs of 18 degrees Celsius.

    These regions will also have foggy mornings, impoverishing motorists’ visibility.

    This is because the counties border Mt Kenya region which makes them susceptible to the drastic weather conditions experienced in the mountains.

    The warm counties of Kitui, Machakos and Taita Taveta will also be affected by this weather pattern and will have low temperatures ranging from 7 degrees Celsius.

    Lake Victoria basin counties (Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii and Nyamira) will also have low temperatures ranging from 7 to 11 degrees Celsius.

    The highest temperatures in the counties will be 28 degrees Celsius.

    However, the hot regions of Northern Kenya and the Coastal region will be relatively warm with temperature ranging from 15 to 34 degrees Celsius.

    An officer from the Department confirmed the reports noting that the lowest recorded temperature in the country was 1 degree Celsius in Nyahururu.

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