Kenyans are likely to have rain-filled Christmas occasioned by widespread rainfall, across most parts of the country.
The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) revealed that rainfall will be expected over the next four days from today to December 28.
Updated daily forecast suggests unsettled conditions, will develop from today in most parts of the country with a minimum temperature of 12°C.
This according to KMD will result in light and heavy showers increasing on Christmas eve, Christmas Day and into Boxing Day majorly in the afternoon hours.
KMD director Stella Aura, revealed that rainfall is likely to continue over several places in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, the Coast, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, Central and South Rift Valley, North-eastern and parts of North-western Kenya.
She added that occasional heavy rainfall is likely over parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, South-eastern lowlands, North-eastern and the Coastal strip, with strong south-easterly winds with speeds exceeding 25 knots (12.9 m/s) expected over some parts of North-western and North-eastern Kenya.
“Showers and thunderstorms over several places are expected in most parts of the county, with some experiencing sunny intervals in morning hours coupled by rains in the afternoon hours,” said Aura.
Temperatures in the Rift Valley, Western and Nyanza regions covering Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia and West Pokot counties are expected to vary with the maximum temperature expected to hit 31°C and lows of 12°C.
According to the forecast, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo counties will experience sunny intervals in the mornings and afternoons throughout the forecast period with chances of showers.
The Coastal strip covering counties of Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale showers are expected over a few places with the highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C.