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[PHOTOS] Nairobians take cover as light rains hit city

Nairobians take cover as light rains hit city

In Summary

• In the five-day weather forecast by the department, Laikipia, Baringo, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Bugoma, Kericho and Samburu are among the counties that will be affected.

• Nairobi, Meru, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos and Makueni counties will however experience daily-mean temperatures below 15˚C.

Peter Kiarie shields himself from the rain at Globe roundabout, Nairobi, on June 10, 2020.
Peter Kiarie shields himself from the rain at Globe roundabout, Nairobi, on June 10, 2020.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Light rains were experienced in Nairobi from Tuesday evening, spilling over to Wednesday morning.

The weatherman had said heavy rainfall of above 70mm is expected over most parts of the country this week.

In the five-day weather forecast by the department, Laikipia, Baringo, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Bugoma, Kericho and Samburu are among the counties that will be affected.

Others are Keiyo-Marakwet and some parts of Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kakamega  and  Busia.

 

"Moderate rainfall between 20-70 mm is expected over some parts of Bomet, Kisii, Nyamira, Vihiga, Siaya, Homa Bay, Turkana  and Lamu Counties," the forecast read in part.

Light rainfall 20-50 mm is expected over some parts of Narok, Nairobi, Meru, Tharaka, Embu and Migori Counties.

A woman pulls out her umbrella to block out the rain on the busy Ngara road on June 10, 2020.
A woman pulls out her umbrella to block out the rain on the busy Ngara road on June 10, 2020.
Image: VICTOR IMBOTO
Traffic police officers brave the rains while manning Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway roundabout on June 10, 2020
Traffic police officers brave the rains while manning Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway roundabout on June 10, 2020
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
A woman pulls out her umbrella to block out the rain on the busy Ngara road on June 10, 2020.
A woman pulls out her umbrella to block out the rain on the busy Ngara road on June 10, 2020.
Image: VICTOR IMBOTO
John Nzula working under Nairobi City Council fixes pavements on June 10, 2020
John Nzula working under Nairobi City Council fixes pavements on June 10, 2020
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
A man shades himself from the rains with his luggage in Ngara market on June 10, 2020.
A man shades himself from the rains with his luggage in Ngara market on June 10, 2020.
Image: VICTOR IMBOTO