Temperatures fall as cold weather bites residents

Nairobi residents on Friday woke up to extremely cold and chilly weather, which lasted throughout the day.

The Kenya Meteorological Department Deputy Director Samuel Mwangi told the Nation temperatures dropped to 13 degree Celsius in Nairobi on Friday.

He said the cold spell would continue through to the end of August and early October before the return of normal warm weather.

“Visibility in some parts of Nairobi and others on the outskirts, especially on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway, will be very poor in the mornings. Motorists are advised to exercise caution,” Mr Mwangi said.


The department said in the coming days, mornings will be cloudy with light rains breaking into sunny intervals.

Most afternoons will be sunny with intervals of between 24 and 25 degree Celsius, according to their forecast.

Low temperatures were also recorded in Nyeri (12C), Meru (14C) and Nakuru (13C).

Mr Mwangi cautioned people to avoid lighting charcoal stoves (jikos) and closing windows in their houses to keep warm warning they risked inhaling carbon monoxide, which is poisonous.

In Nyeri, the weather was foggy characterised by drizzling, marking the start of the cold season.

Aberdare region meteorology director Francis Nguatah said the cold spell would last until the end of the month, adding that the short rains would begin early in October all through to December.

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