Past image of the city of Nairobi under flood. Photo courtesy: NMG
According to the Metrological Department’s seven-day weather forecast, the heavy deluge will continue until sometime in April.
The report further states that rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of the country.
Isolated storms are expected over some parts of the Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the South and Central Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, North-western, and North-eastern Kenya.
Average daytime (maximum) temperatures are likely to be high (more than 30°C) over much of the Coast, North-‐western, and North-eastern Kenya.
Average night-‐time (minimum) temperatures are likely to be low (less than 10°C) over some parts of the Highlands East and West of the Rift Valley.
Nairobi city on the morning of Saturday 25 March 2023.
Nairobi with its poor drainage system is always the first victim of urban flooding during prolonged rainfall. The disbanded Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) did an excellent job to address the issue of flooding within the central business district although there are fears the job was not complete when the Kenya Kwanza government took office and shifted focus elsewhere.