The Meteorological (Met) department has announced rains from the 23rd of January 2020 from 5 pm to the 30th of January 2020 in what is expected to be a rainy January that has left the price of tomatoes high.
Areas that should expect rainfall include Nairobi, Central Kenya Nyeri, the Rift Valley, the Western and the Northern part of Kenya.
Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, parts of Tana River and Lamu will also experience rain in the coastal region.
The Western region was however been assured of showers and thunderstorms throughout the week, especially in the afternoons.
Rainfall of more than 20mm in 24hrs is expected from Thursday 23rd January 2020 in parts of the Southwest, Central and Nairobi area. The rainfall is expected to spread to western, Southeastern, coast and northeastern regions on Friday 24th January 2020.
The rainfall is expected to intensify to more than 30mm in 24hrs from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January 2020 over the Coast, Southeast, Central including Nairobi area, western and parts of northeastern regions.
The coverage and intensity are expected to reduce over Southeastern, Northeastern and the Coast from 28th January 2020. However, on 28th and 29th January 2020 western and central rift valley regions are expected to receive more than 40mm of rainfall in 24hrs.
Rainfall is projected to reduce as from 30th January 2020 over most parts of the country.
The MET Department through its Director Stella Aura has asked residents in all the mentioned areas to be on the lookout for potential flash floods.
Residents are also advised, by the MET department, to avoid driving through, or walking in, moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes.