Message Type:
Heavy Rainfall
Message Update No:
Advisory No:
Date of Issue:
10 May 2021 12:00
10 May 2021 17:00 - 12 May 2021 18:00
Moderate Probability of occurrence (33% to 66% Chance)
Message Description:

The rainfall being experienced over several parts of the country is expected to continue this week. It is likely to intensify to more than 30 mm in 24hrs over the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central Rift Valley, the Northwest, the South-eastern Lowlands, the Northeast and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley ( including Nairobi County) from 10 to 12 May 2021.The heavy rainfall is projected to reduce in intensity on Thursday 13 May 2021.Due to already high-water levels in rivers and other water retention areas, it is likely that the rains may cause flooding over flood plains and other areas not well drained. Mudslides and landslides are also likely to occur on hilly areas of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley due to already saturated soils.

Areas of Concern:

Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Narok, Migori, Nandi, Bungoma, HomaBay, Kisumu, Siaya, UasinGishu, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Busia, WestPokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet,  Kakamega, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Nakuru, Lakipia, Machakos, Kajiado, Marsabit, Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu Counties.


Residents in all the mentioned areas are advised to be on the look out for any eventuality. Updates will be provided promptly if there are any changes.

Message Addressed To:

Cabinet Secretary, Chief Administrative Secretary, Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry; the Presidency; National Intelligence Service;

Kenya Red Cross; Kenya Maritime Authority; Kenya Ports Authority; National Disaster Operations Centre; Media; Other relevant institutions; Council of Governors; County Directors of Meteorological Services(CDMs).

Director, Kenya Meteorological Department