Heavy rainfall of more than 20mm is to be expected starting from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 in different parts of the country, the Kenya Meteorological Department has said.
Nairobi is among the places where potential flash floods is expected during this period.
The rainfall is expected to intensify to more than 40mm in 24hrs on the specified dates.
Heavy Rainfall of more 20mm in 24hrs is likely over several parts of the country this week… The rainfall is expected to intensify to more than 40mm in 24hrs from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th November 2019… #HeavyRains pic.twitter.com/Ml4JIu1G9N
— Kenya Met Department (@MeteoKenya) November 18, 2019
Other areas likely to be affected include, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Embu, Kirinyaga, Thara Nithi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Busia, Kisii and Nyamira.
Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Baringo, Narok, Migori, Kakamega, Vihiga, Marsabit, Mandera, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Wajir, Elgeyo Marakwet, Vihiga, Bungoma, Isiolo, Turkana, Kisumu are also expected to be affected.
Motorists and pedestrians have therefore been advised to avoid driving through or walking in moving water or open fields.
Members of the public have also been warned against taking shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimise exposure to lightning strikes.