Cyclone will be felt in Nairobi - Weatherman warns

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Initial stages of Cyclone Kenneth captured via satelite

The Kenya Meteorological Department has clarified that Cyclone Kenneth currently raging the Tanzanian shoreline will not hit Kenya.

The weatherman has, however, explained that effects of the dangerous cyclone will be felt in Nairobi and other parts of the country.

"It is false that cyclone Kenneth will hit the Kenyan Coast. By the laws of physics, Cyclones cannot come this close to the equator.

"However we may experience the effects of the cyclone in the form of enhanced rainfall over parts of Isiolo, Western Kenya , Samburu and including Nairobi," the Met department tweeted on Thursday.

Weather Forecast for the March-April-May (MAM) rainy season

The department's latest forecast indicates that there will be heavy rains experienced between April 25 and April 30 as the MAM rainy season hits its peak.

"The current widespread rains being experienced over several parts of the country are expected to reduce in intensity by the end of the second week of May.

"The forecast indicates that during the month of May, which marks the end of the season, the rainfall will be below the long term average except for the Western Region and the Coastal Strip," the brief read in part.

The Western and coastal region rains are expected to last through the month of May into June.

Generally, the weatherman's assessment outlined that the rains expected for the season are still well below the normal average.


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