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Expect More Rainfall in May- Weatherman warns of floods


The country will continue to experience more rainfall which may worsen the  flooding currently being experienced in the country says the weatherman.

A forecast of the rainfall situation by the Kenya Meteorological Department this May indicates that landslides are very likely to occur in the slopes of the Aberdare ranges, Mt Kenya and other hilly areas over the Western region

Stella Aura, the Director of Meteorological Services  said that more contingency measures will be put in place to ensure there are no lives or property lost.

“Cases of flooding are likely to continue being experienced in low lying and flood plains especially over Western parts of Kenya where enhanced rainfall is expected, Cases of lightning strikes are still probable in Western Kenya contingency measures should be put in place to avoid loss of lives,” she said in a statement

The Department indicates that several parts of the Lake Victoria Basin region, Western Kenya, central and Southern Rift and central Kenya, including Nairobi are likely to experienced enhanced rains in May.

Counties in the Coast region, counties in the south eastern region, northern and north eastern are likely to receive near average rainfall with tendency to below average rainfall.

The department forecasts that May rainfall is likely to be conducive for agricultural production especially  in the high potential counties of Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisii and nandi where near average to above average rainfall is forecast and which is expected to continue in the month of June –July- August.

Areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Kenya are expected to experience average tending to above average rainfall.The southern parts of central Rift Valley and central highlands including Nairobi are likely to experience cessation of the long rains during the third to fourth week of May.