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Downpour will not last, says weatherman

Nairobians brave the rains October 12, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG
Nairobians brave the rains October 12, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG 

The heavy rains that have been pounding various parts of the country in the last 24 hours are likely to subside, the weatherman has said.

Kenya Meteorological Department acting director Peter Ambenje said Thursday that Central Rift Valley will receive much of the rainfall.

“The spatial extent of the heavy rainfall, above 40mm, is expected to reduce and will be mostly concentrated over the Central Rift Valley,” said Mr Mwangi.

“The counties that will be affected include Trans-Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru and Nyandarua.”

In the last 24 hours, there has been heavy rainfall of more than 40mm starting in the afternoon from about 3pm in parts of Western, Rift Valley, Central and Nairobi.

During this period, Nairobi County reported the highest rainfall amounts, with stations such as Dagoretti Corner, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Moi Airbase reporting heavy downpour of 68mm, 62.4mm and 53.1mm respectively.

Regions over the highlands west of Rift Valley however reported moderate to heavy rainfall. Iten received 37.7mm, Eldorect Airport 28.9, Kakamega 19.3mm, Matungu 19.1mm and Kitale 17.8mm.

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