The forecast for the month of January 2019 indicates that most parts of the country will remain generally sunny and dry throughout the month. A few areas in western Kenya, especially those to the south of the Lake Victoria basin are, however, likely to experience occasional light to moderate rainfall. The specific outlooks for individual areas are as follows:
- TheWestern Highlands (Kitale, Kericho, Bomett Nandi, Eldoret, Kakamega, Bungoma, Butere/Mumias, Vihiga etc); the Lake Basin (Kisumu, Nyando, Siaya, Kisii, Busia, Kuria, Nyamira, Borabu, etc.) and Central Rift Valley (Narok, Kajiado, Nakuru, Naivasha, Nyahururu,etc.) are likely to experience generally dry conditions for most of the month. Occasional light to moderate rains is however likely especially in the Lake Victoria basin and areas around Narok County.
- The Highlands East of the Rift valley (Nyeri, Embu, Kiambu, Meru, Murang’a, etc); Nairobi Area (Dagoretti, Kabete, Wilson, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Eastleigh, etc) are expected to experience generally sunny conditions throughout the month. However, there is a possibility of one or two days of light to moderate rainfall that may emanate from western Kenya.
- The Northwestern Kenya (Lodwar, Lokichoggio, Lokitaung), Northeastern Kenya (Moyale, Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera, Garissa, Garbatulla), Southeastern lowlands(Machakos, Makindu, Voi, Taita, Taveta) and the Coastal strip (Kwale,Mombasa, Mtwapa, Malindi, Msabaha, Kilifi, Lamu) are likely to remain generally sunny and dry throughout the month. High temperatures (30 – 40°C) are expected to prevail during the month, especially in Northeastern and Northwestern counties.
This information is obtained from the MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES KENYA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT.