Written By:Judith Akolo, Fri, Aug 12, 2011
The month of August has seen temperatures dropping to very low values.
A statement by the Meteorological department shows that Nyahururu had the lowest temperature of 4.8 degrees Celsius last week.
This week temperatures in Nyahururu have been below 13 degrees Celsius while in Nairobi temperatures has ranged between 13 and 21 degrees Celsius.
Deputy Director of Meteorological Services Peter Ambenje says the current very low temperatures have been exacerbated by the persistent cloud cover that is preventing the sun’s rays from penetrating.
Ambenje says the current weather will continue until the end of the month.
He advised the public to be careful how they dress in the cold season especially those in the Central highlands namely, Nairobi, Murang’a, Meru, Nyahururu as health complications arising from low temperatures could cause respiratory ailments, such as flu, pneumonia and asthma attacks.
“Health authorities are expected to be on the lookout to facilitate supply of drugs necessary to combat these diseases,” says the statement by the Meteorological Department.
During the night and early morning, foggy and drizzly conditions are likely to result in reduced visibility in Nairobi, Central Province and parts of Rift Valley could compromise safety on the road and motorists are asked to be cautious.
The statement warns that thick fog associated with poor visibility could affect operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).