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Nairobians warned to brace themselves for more rainfall

Nairobi residents should brace themselves for more heavy rains in the morning as the weatherman warns that the trend is set to continue.

Rainfall has been pounding the capital city for three days now, most of the time catching resident unawares and according to Kenya Meteorological Department deputy director Mr Samuel Mwangi, this trend is set to continue for the next four days.

“The country will continue to receive more intense rains in the next three to four days but this will reduce later in April and early May,” said Mr Mwangi while speaking to Nairobi News by phone on Thursday.

He said that it was a normal occurrence in a rainy season that does not perform well to have incidence of rainfall punctuated by dry spells advising citizens to carry umbrellas wherever they go.


In the latest five-day weather forecast outlook issued by the weatherman on Tuesday, most parts of the country were predicted to get rainfall in the morning with showers and thunderstorms expected over several places in the afternoon.

The forecast covering between April 19 and April 23 showed that Nairobi area and Central highlands (Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi) were expected to have rains over few places in the morning for the next two days followed by sunny intervals for similar days and then rains on the last day.

Showers are expected over few places in the afternoon for the five days with temperatures ranging between 12 and 27 degrees Celsius.