Met department warns Kenyans as strong winds cause power outages


Strong winds hit Kirinyaga County. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned members of the public to brace themselves for strong winds expected to last for several hours of Tuesday evening.

Strong winds were reported in Kirinyaga, Kitui, Thika and parts of Nairobi where the winds resulted in power outages.

According to the meteorological department, the heavy windstorm is emanating from the Indian Ocean.

“What we are experiencing is a deep convective system in the southern section of Kenya. This system is moving from the Coastal Kenya as it propagates inland toward South East low lands, Nairobi and Central parts of Kenya. The system is characterized by strong South easterly winds of about 15-20 Knots, updraft and downdraft winds↕️ with heavy convective rains,” said the met. department on Tuesday evening.

“Areas around Nairobi was due to a localized storm due to unstable atmosphere. We are monitoring it.”

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