The Forecast for May 2022
May marks the cessation of the “Long Rains” season over several parts of the country except for the Coastal region and Western Kenya. The outlook for May 2022 indicates that several parts of the Lake Victoria Basin region and Highlands West of the Rift Valley; parts of Central & Southern Rift Valley; and North Western Kenya are likely to experience slightly enhanced rainfall. Counties in the South-eastern lowlands, Coastal Strip, Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi are likely to receive near average rainfall. Counties in the North-eastern, parts of South-eastern lowlands and Coastal regions are likely to experience below-average rainfall. The distribution is likely to be poor in the Northwest, Northeast, Southeast as well as the Coastal region.

Weather Review for April 2022
April marks the peak of the Long Rains (March-April-May) season. The first half of the month was characterized by dry weather conditions over most parts of the country except for a few areas over the Highlands West and East of the Rift Valley, Nairobi, and South-eastern lowlands where occasional rainfall was experienced. The second half of the month received substantial amounts of rainfall over most parts of the country except parts of the Northwest and Northeast where dry weather conditions persisted. The rainfall was however depressed (less than 75% of April Long Term Mean) over most parts of the country except over Eldoret, Narok, Kisii, Moyale, Thika, Kakamega, Embu, Dagoretti, Kericho and Jomo Kenyatta Airport where near average rainfall was received.