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Expect sunny and dry conditions, Met says

Kiambu County will for the next seven days’ experience sunny and dry conditions in most parts, despite rains received Tuesday.

The County Director of Meteorological services, Magdalene Gateri has said that during the first half of the forecast period, morning rains are likely to occur over several places, while afternoon showers are expected over few places.

Nights are likely to be partly cloudy, though occasional showers may occur over a few places.

Giving the forecast for the next seven days from 3rd to the 9th of January and also a review of weather for the last seven-day period of 27th December to 2nd January, the Director advised farmers to make use of the ongoing rains.

“I would also urge residents to carry out water harvesting any time they receive rains,” she told KNA Tuesday.

Gateri noted that although sunny and dry conditions prevailed over most areas of the County in the last one week, most sub-counties will experience cloudy rainy showers, especially during most of the mornings this week.

She mentioned Limuru, Kabete, Githunguri, Kiambaa, Lari, Kikuyu and Kiambu Township that will in the next 7 days experience cloudy rainy showers with temperatures of between 12 to 21 degrees, while in the afternoons, temperatures will go as high as 26 degrees.

“Most nights throughout the forecast, however will be partly cloudy with light showers,” Gateri said.

According to Kennedy Thiong’o from the Meteorological Department, in the highlands East of the Rift Valley namely Kiambu, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Meru, Embu, Tharaka Nithi and Nairobi counties, the first half of the 7 days forecast from today will experience morning rains occurring over several places, afternoon showers are also expected over few places, while nights are likely to be partly cloudy though occasional showers may occur over a few places.

Nationally the weather forecast has confirmed that most parts of the country are likely to be sunny and dry, but rainfall is also expected over some part of the highlands East of Rift Valley, the South-Eastern lowlands, coast and North Eastern Kenya, during the first half of the seven-day forecast period.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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