Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of rains across the country this week, even as floods on Monday wreaked havoc across the country.
Flash floods on Monday resulted in the flooding of the Hola-Nairobi road and the roads to Nairobi from Bura and other towns in Garissa county.
Vehicles stuck in Garissa
Vehicles that had intended to travel to Nairobi from Garissa had to wait in Garissa after the Kenyan National Highway Authority issued a travel advisory. Heavy rains in the area cut off major roads in the county. This forced many passengers to use alternative means to cross and board other vehicles on the other side.
KeNHA has already sent its engineers and contractors to the region to assess the extent of the damage on roads and repair it as soon as possible.
The flooding was followed by an announcement by the Kenya Meteorological Department, which warned of rains all over the country.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN-DAYS (6TH TO 12TH APRIL, 2021)
Rainfall is expected over most parts of the country at the beginning of the forecast period. However, rainfall amounts and coverage are likely to reduce as the forecast period progresses. pic.twitter.com/Og6hVzNc8M
— Kenya Met Department (@MeteoKenya) April 5, 2021
Tuesday and Wednesday rains
The weathermen reported that several counties would experience rainfall between Tuesday and Wednesday. These counties included Nyamira, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Kakamega, Bungoma, and Busia counties.
Areas of Turkana, West Pokot, and Samburu would also receive morning rains on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. They would then have sunny mornings in the intervening days.
The Highland East Areas, which includes Nairobi, would also receive rains between Tuesday and Wednesday and Sunday. Afternoon showers would also be experienced in several other places in the region from Tuesday through to Thursday.
The Coastal strip would receive rainfall on Tuesday, with a few other places receiving them on Wednesday.
Long rain season
However, the weathermen forecasted that the rains would decrease as the week wore on.
Kenya has entered its season of long rains, which often takes place between March and May. However, rains delayed this year, with the skies opening in a few areas from March 22nd.
However, since March 29th, the rainfall amounts have increased in many parts of the country. This then means that farmers can start planting.