Wednesday, October 2, 2019- The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a warning to Kenyans over a rare windstorm that swept across the country on Tuesday.
The strong winds witnessed in various parts of the country also caused power outages.
According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, the strong winds emanated from the India Ocean as a result of unstable air.
The Met department also took to Twitter to explain the rare phenomenon windstorm that destroyed power lines and other infrastructure.
“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 weatherman on Tuesday evening.
“Areas around Nairobi was due to a localized storm due to unstable atmosphere. We are monitoring it.”
On the same vein, the weatherman warned members of the public to brace themselves for strong winds.
“Things being blown away could fall on people and that presents danger.
“For motorists, visibility could be an issue as the dust being blown could interfere with how far one can be able to see,” said Mwangi.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.