The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) on Tuesday, June 6, warned of heavy rainfall in Central Highlands, Western Kenya, Lake Victoria Basin, Rift Valley, and the Coast.
KMD explained that the heavy rains would be experienced for at least five days, between June 6 to 10, and may extend should the weather patterns change.
Weathermen advised the public to be on the lookout for possible landslides, floods, and other weather-related hazards during the heavy rains.
"Rainfall continues in Central Highlands, Western Kenya, Lake Victoria Basin, Rift Valley, and the Coast. Keep your umbrellas handy in these regions.
"Most of the country will experience dry conditions. Enjoy the sunny days ahead, but be prepared for hot weather. Coastal, Northeastern, and North-western areas will see high daytime temperatures (over 30°C)," Kenya Meteorological Department stated.
According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, regions which would receive the rain in the Central Highlands, included Nyeri, Murang'a, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, and Nakuru counties.
Western Kenya comprised Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, and Trans Nzoia counties.
Lake Victoria Basin counties, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, and Nyamira, were also listed. Narok, Kajiado, Kericho, Bomet, and Uasin Gishu counties were further urged to brace for unusual rainfall in the Rift Valley.
Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, and Lamu at the coast wrapped up the list.
"Chilly nights are expected in parts of the Central Highlands, with minimum temperatures dropping below 10°C. Stay warm and cozy. Stay informed and adjust your plans accordingly," Met Department stated.
As a result, KMD advised the public to stay away from areas prone to landslides or flooding, be aware of the weather forecast, and be prepared for possible changes.
"If you must travel, do so during the day and avoid driving in areas prone to flooding. Be prepared for power outages and other disruptions.
"Monitor the situation closely and follow the advice of local authorities," Kenya Meteorological Department previously stated, noting that the heavy rainfall is caused by a combination of factors, including weather patterns and the Indian Ocean Dipole.