The Meterological department has warned over windy, wet weather over the weekend, as tropical cyclone Eloise is expected to strengthen as it approaches Mozambique. – By Gerald Gekara.
The rainfall of more than 24 mm in 24 hours is expected in the western, central, southeastern and northeastern parts of Kenya between Friday and Saturday.
The counties affected will be;- Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya, Kisumu, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Narok, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Tana river, Garissa, Wajir, Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit and Turkana.
The department further warned Kenyans against wading through running waters to evade the risk of being swept away.
Eloise is expected to reach the intensity of a tropical cyclone over this weakened as it heads toward the Mozambique channel.
The spike in tropical storms has been attributed to the effects of Climate change, as cyclones are rare in tropical regions, more so Africa.
In 2020, Mozambique was heavily battered by two cyclones, that left many homeless, while others were forced to seek higher ground.