Meteorologists Predict Rains' Onset From Mid-March

Kenya Meteorologist warned that although some regions may be experiencing heavy rains, that could not be the situation in other areas.

Meteorologists Predict  Rains' Onset From Mid-March
A past of Nairobi floods. [Source/ Citizen TV]

March to May long rains are expected to officially start in probably the second week of March, according to the Kenya Meteorologist Department. 

The department further added that the peak of the rains will be reached in April for many regions apart from the Coastal region whose peak will be coming arriving in May. 

Siaya, Kisumu, Baringo, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Nandi, Laikipia, Kakamega, Vihiga, and Busia are expected to usher the rains in mid-March going through up to June.

Others such as Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kiambu, Nyandarua, and Nairobi will receive theirs towards the end of March and will last until May.

Other regions like Narok, Bomet, Kericho, Kajiado, Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Taita Taveta, parts of Tana River are set to receive the rains between week second and fourth in March, with that going until June. 

Turkana, Samburu, Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera, and Marsabit may be receiving theirs between the end of March and the start of April, with that ending in May. 

The coastal region may be experiencing rains between the end of March and the start of April, whereby that will continue until June. 

The Kenya Meteorologists added that the predictions are based on the current and the foreseen evolution of sea surface temperature anomalies over the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans.