Counties Enviroment and Natural Resources News Update

Nairobi weather outlook for the next one week

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Nairobi County is expected to experience sunny spells throughout Wednesday and likely to be cloudy on Thursday morning, breaking into sunny intervals later in the day.

Nairobi County meteorological Director Mary Kilavi however said however that on Friday and Saturday, a few places might experience moderate showers in the afternoon.

“On Sunday June 3 and Monday June 4, moderate to heavy showers are likely to occur over several places in the afternoon,” she said.

Giving an account of the weather for the next one week starting today (Wednesday), Kilavi warned that flash flooding is likely to occur on Sunday and Monday, when the rainfall is expected to be heavier.

“Traffic disruptions might occur during heavy downpours,” she said.

Kilavi explained that the rainfall reduction that started last Thursday May22, had caused a gradual increase in temperatures and a slight fall in night time temperatures to a decrease in cloud cover.

“Rainfall was heaviest on Tuesday, when most of the stations recorded more than 15mm, with Dagoretti leading at 35.4mm.

The general outlook for the month of June, July and August by meteorological department says that Nairobi, as well as central highlands, are expected to experience cold and cloudy conditions with occasional light rains and drizzle.

Day time temperatures are likely to be slightly cooler than average.

The performance of the rainfall in the March- April- May season saw very heavy rainfall pounding most parts of the country.

The rainfall was associated with massive flooding and impacts, including loss of several lives that led to displacements of people and massive destruction of property and infrastructure.

There were several rainfall storms recorded in the March – April- May season and notable in Nairobi was the Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, which on April 23 recorded 103.5 mm of rain.

On May 17 , Dagoretti corner recorded 788.4 mm, Wilson Airport 735.7 mm while Moi Airbase and Jomo Kenyatta recorded between 500mm and 700mm.

The rainfall, which has been experienced in the last three months, has positively impacted activities such as the tree planting exercise that the ministry of environment is spearheading throughout the country.

Another great positive impact is the hydropower increase, following the seven forks, Turkwel and Sondu Miriu dams filling to capacity.

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