Friday, August 17, 2018

Rainfall was mainlyrecorded in the Lake Victoria Basin, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and South Rift Valley and the Coastal Strip as depicted in Figures 1 and 2.Comparingthe current review period (28th May to 3rd June, 2018) to the previous week (21st to 27thMay, 2018) there was a significant reduction in rainfall amounts over most parts of the country although a few coastal stations recorded increases.

Malindi recorded the highest seven-day total rainfall of 119.8mm. Other high seven-day rainfall totals wererecorded inMsabaha (84.0mm), Lamu (82.3mm), Kericho (64.0mm), Bungoma Water Supply (62.8mm), Eldoret (60.0mm), Kakamega (52.2mm) and Butere (51.5mm).

Lamu recorded the highest amount of rainfall within 24 hours (50.4mm on 29thMay).No other station recorded very heavy rainfall (>50mm within 24hrs).However, a number of stations including Malindi, Kakamega, Msabaha, Kabarak and Shimo la Tewa Secondary School recordedheavy rainfall (20-50mmwithin 24 hours) as depicted in Figure 3……..Read more

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