The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rains alert through its social media handles.

Adding to what has been the wettest January yet, the weatherman in a statement issued the alert that the country is expected to receive 20mm – 30 mm of heavy rainfall between the dates of 23rd to 27th January.

” Rainfall of more than 20mm in 24hrs is expected from Thursday 23rd January 2020 in parts of the Southwest, Central and Nairobi area. The rainfall is expected to spread to western, Southeastern, coast and northeastern regions on Friday 24th January 2020.” the statement read ni part.

“Northeastern & the Coast from 28th January 2020. However, on 28th and 29th January 2020 western and central rift valley regions are expected to receive more than 40mm of rainfall in 24hrs. Rainfall is projected to reduce as from 30th January 2020 over most parts of the country. ”

The weatherman went on to advise residents to look out for flash floods and to avoid driving through, or walking in, moving water or open fields.

The unusually heavy rainfall season that started late last year, has so far displaced thousands across the country and led to deaths resulting from landslides, lightning and flash floods.