Weatherman predicts heavy rainfall on May 8-10 along coastal strip

Heavy rainfall witnessed in majengo area in Kanamai. PHOTO: BRIAN OSWETA.

Mombasa, KENYA: The Kenya Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall along the coastal strip starting Monday night to Thursday 10th May 2018.

According to the weatherman, On Tuesday 8th May 2018 heavy rainfall of more than 50mm in 24 hours is expected offshore and in all counties along the Coastal strip.

On Wednesday 9th May and Thursday 10th May, moderate rainfall of more than 30mm in 24 hours is expected in the South Coast region.

“The rains are likely to continue causing flooding in low lying areas near the coastline and water repositories. The Flooding situation may worsen in some parts due to the fact that a lot of water has been accumulating on the ground since last week.” Said the weatherman through an advisory shared by the Meteorological Department.

The counties expected to be affected include Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Tana-River.

Residents have been advised to be on the lookout for flash floods, avoid driving, wading or walking through any fast-moving waters.

The heavy rains and strong winds offshore may also result in storm surge along the coast, hence fishermen and all in the Marine industry have been advised to be on high alert.

This comes as Mombasa witnessed heavy rainfall throughout the weekend resulting in flooding in various places such as Kiembeni and Kisauni.