WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN-DAY PERIOD VALID 16THTO 22ND JULY, 2019
Significant rainfall was reported over the Lake Victoria Basin, and South Rift Valley,Highlands West the Central Rift Valleyand the Coast,as depicted inFigure 1. The Central Highlandsreceived light rainfall. The Northeast, the Northwest and the Southeast Lowlands remained mainly dry.A comparison between the previous seven days (1st to 7th July, 2019)with the period under review(8th to 14th July, 2019) indicatesa general reduction in rainfall amounts across the country although some stations in the Western Highlands,the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley and the Coast recorded increases.
Nyamira Rainfall Station in Nyamira Countyrecorded the highest seven-day total rainfall of96.2mm. Other stations that recorded significantrainfall totals during the review period include L. Bogoria KWS Rainfall Station in Baringo County (74.8mm), SubaMeteorological Station (49.4mm), Eldoret Meteorological Station (47.7mm), Kisumu Meteorological Station (46.1mm), ATC Koibatek Rainfall Station in Baringo County (43.5mm), KisiiMeteorological Station (39.3mm), Kakamega Meteorological Station (37.0mm), (68.6mm), Bungoma Water Supply (35.2mmRainfall Station in Bungoma County,Butere Rainfall Station in Kakamega County (34.1mm), LamuMeteorological Station (28.5mm), among othersas depicted in Figure 2.
Very heavy rainfall (over 50mm within 24hours) and heavy rainfall (between 20mm and 50mm within 24 hours)wasrecorded in the Central Rift Valley and various parts of the Western Highlands,the Lake Victoria Basin respectively. These include L. Bogoria KWS in Baringo County (64.8mm on 11thJuly, 2019), Kisumu Meteorological Station (42.3mm on 13thJuly, 2019), Suba Meteorological Station (35.6mm on 11th July, 2019) Eldoret Meteorological Station (33.5 mm on 12th July 2019) Nyamira D. O Rainfall Station in Nyamira County ( 32.2 mm on 13th July, 2019), among others as depicted…read more
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