To avoid contracting diseases, dress warmly- Meteorological department warns about July weather.
In forecast released on 29th June, The Kenya Meteorological Department director Dr David Gikungu has cautioned all Kenyans regarding July weather, saying it is going to be more chilly, than any other month.
He highlighted areas such as over the Highlands East of the Rift Valley and Nairobi county.
Gikungu stated,”The temperature forecast for July 2023 indicates that this zone, as well as parts of the Southeastern lowlands (parts of Kajiado), is expected to experience cool temperatures which are likely to be slightly warmer than the average for July. However, a few days may experience maximum temperatures below 180C and minimum temperatures below 100C.”
The director however, stated that the Northern region, will be expecting high temperatures except in Marsabit and parts of Isiolo counties where temperatures are expected to be moderate.
As a cautionary method, The director urged all Kenyans to prepare for the chilly weather which comes with a lot of cold related diseases.
He stated,”To avoid contracting diseases, it is advisable to dress warmly and to follow the advice of the health huthorities. They are also advised not to use charcoal jikos in poorly ventilated houses because they emit carbon monoxide gas, which can kill if inhaled.”
He stated,”The rest of the country is likely to experience moderate temperatures between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. These temperatures are expected to be warmer than the July LTM (long-term mean).”
Notably, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, and Central and parts of the South Rift Valley are expected to receive rainfall that is likely to be below than the July to September long-term mean.
Highlands East of the Rift Valley; including Nairobi County and parts of the Southeastern lowlands are expected to experience cool and cloudy conditions in July and August and the first half of September.
“The rest of the country is expected to remain generally sunny and dry. Temperatures are expected to be warmer than usual over the whole country,” he added.