Weatherman Forecasts Above Normal Rains in Coming Months

Heavy Rainfall

You have a few days to get your house in order for the expected rains in the coming months which will be above normal according to Kenya Met Department. As per the weather pattern in Kenya, the months of March to May constitute a major rainfall season over most parts of Kenya as well as much of equatorial Eastern Africa with the highest rainfall amounts of over 300mm recorded in Western, Central, and the Coastal regions and parts of northern Kenya.

Based on the prevailing and expected evolution of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (SSTAs) over the oceans bordering the African continent and local factors that affect the climate of Kenya, much of the country and especially most of the western and southern sectors are likely to experience generally enhanced rainfall.

The temporal rainfall distribution is expected to be fairly good especially over the Western region with the pick of the rains expected to be in the month of April for most regions except the coastal region where the peak is expected during the month of May.

However, a specific outlook for March to May 2020 “Long-Rains” Season depicted expected rainfall is likely to be higher than the long-term average amounts (above normal) for the season.

Among the areas likely to experience this are The Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Central and South Rift Valley (Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo- Marakwet, Nandi, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia).

Others include; Highlands East of the Rift Valley and Central Kenya, the coastal strip, North-Western region, northeastern region, and South-Eastern Lowlands.