Weather and Crop Review for Dekad 21, 2013: 21– 31 July 2013

Report
from Government of Kenya
Published on 31 Jul 2013 View Original
  1. HIGHLIGHTS ON RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURE

Rainfall activities in the Country have increased significantly as compared to the previous dekad of twentieth. Kitale station in North Rift region recorded the highest amount of rainfall of 113.6mm in the country. Lamu station in the Coastal region recorded the highest rainfall of 77.1mm, a significant increase as compared to the previous Dekad. In North Eastern region there was a significant improvement of rainfall both in spatial and temporal with Moyale recording the highest of 92.0mm as Embu, station in Eastern region reported the highest amount of rainfall of 23.8mm, which was an increase from 5.2mm recorded at the same station in the last dekad. In Nairobi region, Ngong station recorded the highest amount of rainfall of 10.4mm, almost to tie with Dagoretti with 10.2mm unlike the previous dekad where no rainfall was reported. In Central region, Nyahururu station recorded the highest amount of rainfall of 109.7mm slightly up from 76.1mm The Maximum Temperature decreased slightly in most parts of the country compared to the previous dekad while Minimum Temperature increased considerably. In the dekad, Lodwar station reported the highest maximum temperature of 32.70C. Nyahururu station in Central region reported the lowest temperature of 8.90C.

For a more comprehensive summary of rainfall and other meteorological parameters, see Figures 3.1 to 3.4 as shown below.