Kenya Meteorological Department Heat Alert


Kenya Meteorological Department Heat Alert

Kenya Meteorological Department Heat Alert

The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding heightened temperatures forecasted for various counties, including Nairobi.

In their advisory released on Tuesday, the department highlighted that temperatures in Nairobi and neighboring counties of Central Kenya are set to soar to 31 degrees Celsius.

According to the forecast, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are expected to be the hottest days of the week, reaching the maximum projected temperature.

Residents are advised to stay adequately hydrated in anticipation of the sweltering conditions. Additionally, precautions against sun exposure during daylight hours are strongly recommended.

Conversely, chilly nights are anticipated, with temperatures dropping as low as 6 degrees Celsius.

The advisory further states, “This week, anticipate high average daytime temperatures above 30°C in various counties: Turkana, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui, Machakos, Nairobi, Kiambu, Embu, Laikipia, Baringo. Make sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun’s rays during the hot days, and bundle up warmly for the cooler nights. Stay safe and enjoy the diverse weather patterns across Kenya!”

The advisory also alerts about potential discomforts associated with high temperatures, such as headaches and heat rushes, advising appropriate hydration and caution against outdoor work, especially in the afternoons.

Moreover, other regions of the country are also expected to experience scorching temperatures, with Turkana and Samburu counties projected to reach 40 degrees Celsius, and Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Isiolo counties anticipating temperatures over 39 degrees Celsius during the day.