CLIMATE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY 2024 AND A REVIEW OF JANUARY 2024.
The Climate Outlook for February 2024
The forecast for February 2024 indicates that most parts of the country will experience generally sunny and dry conditions throughout the month. Occasional rainfall is however likely to occur over the Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Central and Southern Rift Valley, Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi, Coast and the South-eastern lowlands. The cumulative amounts are likely to be above average. Temperatures are also likely to be above average over most parts of the country except over parts of the southeastern lowlands where normal temperatures are expected.
January 2024 rainfall review
Sunny and dry weather conditions prevailed over most parts of the northern sector except a few areas over Isiolo, Marsabit and Turkana where rainfall was experienced for a few days. The southern sector of the country experienced rainfall that was near to above average except over the Coastal region and parts of the Southeastern lowlands where below average rainfall was recorded. The month was characterized by isolated storms over the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi County, the Southeastern lowlands, the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Basin, South Rift Valley, the South Coast (Kwale) and Northeast (Isiolo)..
The Outlook for The Next Three Months ( February- March, April 2024)
The outlook for the next three months indicates that the southern sector of the country is expected to receive occasional rainfall during the forecast period. This rainfall is expected to be above the February to April Long Term Mean. The northern sector of the country is likely to remain generally dry in February and most of March and receive rainfall in April; a few areas may be wet for a few days in February and March. Temperatures are expected to be warmer than average over the whole country during the forecast period.