The Kenya Meteorological Department issued a warning on Friday, alerting Kenyans to prepare for moderate to heavy rainfall expected in several parts of the country over the weekend.

Highlighted among the regions set to receive rainfall are Counties in the Western region, the Rift Valley region, and the Central Highlands, which includes Nairobi County.

According to the weekend weather forecast provided by the meteorological department, these areas are expected to experience moderate to heavy rainfall persisting throughout the weekend.

Residents in various parts of Nairobi, including Makadara, Westlands, Kamukunji, Embakasi Central, North, and West, as well as Mathare and Ruaraka, were cautioned to remain vigilant due to the potential for floods, which could result in property damage and casualties.

The forecast indicates that the rainfall in Nairobi and other regions is likely to occur in the afternoon following periods of sunny and cloudy weather earlier in the day.

In addition to Nairobi, other areas such as Mombasa, Kisumu, and Nyeri are also expected to experience rainy weather during the weekend, while Nakuru and Marsabit are anticipated to have sunny intervals for most of the weekend.

Similarly, regions like Meru, Kitui, Machakos, and Makindu are forecasted to have sunny intervals, with Lamu County expected to receive light showers.

Citizens were advised to prepare for fluctuations in temperatures, with daytime temperatures forecasted to exceed 30°C in many coastal, northeastern, and northwestern parts of Kenya. Conversely, nighttime temperatures are expected to drop significantly.

The average daytime temperatures exceeding 30°C will be prevalent in most coastal, northeastern, and northwestern regions, while nighttime temperatures are projected to fall to less than 10°C in certain areas of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley.