Heavy Rain & Storm expected in the Coast region warns weatherman

Heavy Rain & Storm expected in the Coast region warns weatherman

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Residents at Mshomoroni in Kisauni, Mombasa County during past heavy rains. PHOTO:COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: The Meteorological Department says heavy rainfall of more than 40mm that is predicted to last for two days, is expected at the Kenyan coast.

Through an advisory released by the department on Monday, the weather man says counties that are likely to be affected in the region are Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi Tana River and lamu.

“Heavy rainfall of more than 40 mm in 24 hours is expected at the off shore areas of the Kenyan Coast on Wednesday,27th April and increasing to more than 50mm in 24 hours on Thursday, 28th April.” Read part of the advisory.

The weather department added that rainfall is expected to affect mainly inland areas near the coastline as heavier rainfall is anticipated in the South coast of Kenya running to Tanzania.

“Heavier rainfall is anticipated in the South of Kenya (Msambweni,Wasini Island and Shimoni) and Southern Rift Valley and highlands west of the rift valley.” Read part of the advisory.

Residents and all involved in economic activities in the mentioned areas have been advised to be on the lookout for heavy downpours which are likely to cause storm surges, floods and flash floods.

Other counties in the country that are likely to be affected are: Kericho, Narok, Kisii and Bomet.

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