Kenya Met Warns Nairobi Temperatures to Hit 31 Degrees

Waiyaki Way Road at Westlands, Nairobi.
Waiyaki Way Road at Westlands, Nairobi.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of hot temperatures expected to be experienced in several counties across the country including Nairobi.

In an advisory released on Tuesday, the department noted that temperatures in the city and its neighbouring counties of Central Kenya will rise to 31 degrees.

According to the schedule, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be the hottest days of the week with the maximum projected temperature. 

Therefore, residents were advised to stay hydrated as they anticipate the hot temperatures.

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On the other hand, Kenyans were also urged to protect themselves from sun rays during the day.

Meanwhile, most nights are expected to be cold with temperatures going as low as 6 degrees. 

"This week, High average daytime temperatures above 30°C expected in various counties: Turkana, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui, Machakos, Nairobi, Kiambu, Embu, Laikipia, Baringo

"Make sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun's rays during the hot days, and bundle up warmly for the cooler nights. Stay safe and enjoy the diverse weather patterns across Kenya!" read the advisory in part.

Other discomforts that occur during such high temperatures include headaches and heat rashes.

"The expected high temperatures during the month in most parts of the country may lead to heat stress and heat-related discomforts. The public is therefore advised to hydrate appropriately and avoid working in the open, especially in the afternoons," Kenya Met added.

The hot temperatures are also expected in other regions of the country with temperatures in Turkana and Samburu counties projected to hit 40 degrees.

Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo counties are also expected to experience over 39-degree temperatures during the days.

An illustration of a black man experiencing a headache (left) and a person experiencing heat rash.
An illustration of a man experiencing a headache (left) and another suffering from heat rash.