The Kenya Meteorological Department (MET) has announced that heavy rains are expected to increase across the country.

According to MET, the 20mm rainfall that was expected in the Lake Basin region, Highlands West of Rift Valley, Central and South Rift Valley, parts of North-western Kenya and the Highland East of Rift Valley will increase to around 30mm intensity.

The rain will start on Friday, September 17th at 20mm and increase through the weekend but it will start reducing on September 20th, 2021.

“It is likely to intensify to more than 30mm in 24hrs over Western Kenya on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 2021,” the advisory read.

The weatherman cautions residents of counties that fall within the said regions to be wary of possible floods.

“Avoid driving through or walking in moving water or open fields and not shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes. People in landslide areas should be on high alert,” said MET.

Counties that will be affected include; Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kakamega, Elgeyo Marakwet, Narok, Bomet, Kericho, Nakuru, Migori, Nyamira, Kisii, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Baringo, Nyeri, Kiambu, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga and Tharaka Nithi.