Meteorological Department issues storm and heavy rain advisory

April 26, 2016 9:04 am
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According to Director Joseph Mukabana, heavy rainfall of more than 40 mm is expected on the offshore areas along the Kenyan coast on Wednesday and Thursday/FILE
According to Director Joseph Mukabana, heavy rainfall of more than 40 mm is expected on the offshore areas along the Kenyan coast on Wednesday and Thursday/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a weather advisory for the next two days on heavy rain and storm expected across the country.

According to the advisory issued by the Met department, heavy rainfall of more than 40 mm is expected on the offshore areas along the Kenyan coast on Wednesday and Thursday.

It pointed out that heavy rainfall is also expected in the south of the country including Southern Rift Valley and highlands west of the Rift Valley.

“This rain is expected to affect inland areas near the coastline. Heavier rainfall is anticipated in the South of Kenya (Msambweni, Wasini Island and Shimoni),” the statement said.

It outlines other areas of concern which include Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Kericho, Narok, Kisii and Bomet.

It cautioned residents and everyone involved in economic areas within the region to be on the look-out for heavy down pours.

“Residents and all involved in economic activities in the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for heavy downpours which are likely to cause storm surges at the coast, floods and flash floods,” it said.

It urged them to take such updates seriously since they will be provided according to the changes in the weather.

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