Prolonged drought is over, announces meteorological department

The Kenya Meteorological Department has alerted Kenyans on the start of rainy season which is expected to go on for the next few months.

The department predicted that most parts of the country would receive average or near-average rainfall in its weekly update.

The update also indicates that isolated storms are likely to occur in some parts of the Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, and Coast, with rainfall intensities expected to decrease during the second half of the forecast period.

“The rains are here… Isolated storms are likely to occur over some parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central & South Rift Valley, the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the Coast & the Southeastern lowlands,” said Met.

The forecasters also warned that some areas will likely receive more rain than the season's long-term average (above normal).

The rains come following a prolonged drought that has caused untold sufferings to many Kenyans due to famine.

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