Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Significant rainfall was reported over the Highlands West and the Central Rift Valley,as depicted inFigure 1. The Lake Victoria Basin, and South Rift Valley, the Central Highlandsand the Coast received light to moderate rainfall. The Northeast, the Northwest and the Southeast Lowlands remained mainly dry.A comparison between the previous seven days (24th to 30th June, 2019)with the period under review (1st to 7th July, 2019) indicatesa general reduction in rainfall amounts across the country although some stations in the Western Highlands and the Rift Valley recorded increases.

Butere Rainfall Station in Kakamega Countyrecorded the highest seven-day total rainfall of78.5mm. Other stations that recorded significantrainfall totals during the review period include Kanduyi Agricultural (68.6mm), Bungoma Water Supply (61.8mm), Eluuya Girls (56.3mm)Rainfall Stations in Bungoma County, Nyamira D.O Rainfall Station in Nyamira County (39.3mm), Kakamega Meteorological Station (37.2mm), NyahururuMeteorological Station (36.6mm), KerichoMeteorological Station (36.4mm), Busia Ministry of Water Rainfall Station (31.4mm), and Kabarnet DC  in Baringo County (31.1mm)as depicted in Figure 2…….read more

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