REVIEW OF THE WEATHER IN OCTOBER 2018 AND THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER 2018
Very heavy rainfall was recorded along the Coastal strip of the country towards the end of October. The rainfall was associated with flash floods especially in Kwale and Mombasa Counties. Elsewhere, several parts of the country experienced fairly wet conditions during the month. More than half of the meteorological stations recorded monthly rainfall totals of more than 50mm that marked the onset of the October-November-December (OND) 2018 short-rains season. The rainfall was highly enhanced over the Coastal region with Mombasa meteorological station recording 249 percent of its monthly Long-Term Mean (LTM).
November is normally the peak month for the short-rains season. The outlook for November 2018 indicates that most parts of the country are likely to experience above average rainfall during the month. Average rainfall is, however, expected over some parts of Northeastern and Southeastern Kenya…….read more
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