Weatherman predicts a rainy weekend


If you are planning on having any outdoor activities this weekend, make sure you take an umbrella with you.

According to the Meteorological (MET) department, heavy rainfall is expected to fall in most parts of the country this weekend.

In an alert issued by the MET department on Thursday, residents living in the Coast region should expect rainfall of more than 20mm from Friday 24th January, 2020.

“It is expected to intensify to more than 30mm in 24hrs from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January 2020 over the Coast, Southeast, Central including Nairobi area, western and parts of northeastern regions,” says the weatherman.

However, the coverage and intensity is expected to reduce over the Coast Southeastern and Northeastern from 28th January 2020.

Those living in parts of the Southwest, Central and Nairobi area will also be experiencing the heavy rainfall.

On 28th and 29th January, 2020 western and central rift valley regions are expected to receive more than 40mm of rainfall in 24hrs.

“Residents in all the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential flash floods. They are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in, moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lighting strikes,” the alert reads.

The rainfall is expected to reduce in most parts of the country from 30th January.