Most parts of the country including Nairobi are set to experience much warmer temperatures this week, according to the latest weather forecast report by the Kenya Meteorological Department.
The Met department, in its seven-day forecast report for the period between August 8 to August 14, 2023, says that most regions in the country are likely to experience sunny intervals during most days.
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This will be a break from the chilly and cold mornings that have been the norm for most Kenyans for the better part of this month and in July.
The department says that for regions in the highlands east of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County, most mornings are likely to be cloudy, with light rains over a few places.
This will however, give way to sunny intervals and a bit of afternoon and night showers expected over a few places.
The maximum day temperatures for this region will rise to about 27 degrees Celsius in areas such as Thika. Places like Nyahururu will on the other hand have chilly nights with minimum (night-time) temperatures dropping to 10 degrees Celsius.
In the highlands west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Rift Valley, mornings are expected to be mainly sunny though light rains may occur over a few places.
“Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur over several places during the first half of the forecast period, reducing to few places thereafter. Night showers are expected over a few places,” the department says.
The North-western counties of Turkana and Samburu are expected to experience sunny days and partly cloudy nights.
In North-eastern counties of Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo, sunny intervals are expected during the day while nights are likely to be partly cloudy.
“Mandera will experience high maximum (day-time) temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celcius. Minimum (night-time) temperatures will be as low as 15 degrees Celsius in Marsabit,” says the Met department.
Down at the Coastal counties of Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale, occasional morning and early afternoon showers are expected over a few places.
In Lamu, maximum (day-time) temperatures will rise to 31 degrees Celsius. Minimum (night-time) temperatures will be 21 degrees Celsius in Mombasa.
Rainfall is also expected to continue over some parts of the Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley, the Rift Valley and the Coast.
The South-eastern lowlands, North-western and North-eastern Kenya are likely to be generally dry.
“Occasional cold and cloudy conditions are expected over the Highlands East of the Rift Valley as well as over some parts of the Southeastern lowlands, the Rift Valley and the Highlands West of the Rift Valley.
“Most parts of North-eastern and Northwestern Kenya will experience high average daytime (maximum) temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius,” the department said.
Similarly, strong southerly to south-easterly winds at speeds exceeding 25 knots (12.9m/s) are expected over some parts of the Coast, the South-eastern lowlands, North-eastern and North-western Kenya.