Saturday, April 20, 2019
  1. WEATHER REVIEW FOR THE LAST SEVEN DAYS (25TH TO 31STMARCH, 2019)
    • Rainfall Review

Rainfall was recorded over parts of the Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Central and South Rift Valley; the Central Highlands; the Northeast and the Coast. However, Nairobi, the Southeast Lowlands and the Northwest remained mostly dry.A comparison between the previous seven days (18th to 24th March, 2019) with the period under review (25th to 31stMarch, 2019) indicatesthat rainfall amounts increased over several parts of the country.

Bungoma Water Supply Offices recorded the highest seven-day total rainfall of83.9mm. Other stations that recorded significantrainfall totals during the review period includeBusia Ministry of Water Offices (61.4mm), Eluuya Girls Secondary School in Bungoma County (60.7mm), Webuye Sub County Agricultural Office in Bungoma County (57.8mm), Thika Meteorological Station (49.2mm) and  Karurumo Rainfall Station in Murang’a County (48.5mm)as depicted in Figures 1 and 2.

A number of stations also recorded heavy rainfall (20 – 50mm within 24hours) and very heavy rainfall (>50mm within 24hours) within the review period (particularly on 27th Mar, 2019). These include Bungoma Water Supply Offices (73.5mm), Eluuya Girls Secondary School (60.7mm), Thika Meteorological Station (49.2mm), Tuthu Rainfall Stationin Murang’a County(47.3mm), Meru Meteorological Station (43.2mm) and Kaimosi Tea Factory (41.7mm) as depicted in Figure 3…….read more

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