In Summary
  • The region will be experiencing light rains in the mornings throughout the week.
  • Fishermen and beachgoers have also been warned of sudden strong winds in the Indian Ocean.
  • Over the past years, rains in Mombasa have been known to create a standstill in the city.
  • Mostly affected are usually the transport and commercial sectors.

More disruptions are expected in Mombasa as rains continue pounding the coastal town.

Despite the light rains, residents have to grapple with heavy traffic jams, inaccessible roads, mud and pools of stagnant water.

This comes as the weatherman predicts increased rainfall in the coming days.

According to an update by the Mombasa County Meteorological Department, the region will be experiencing light rains in the mornings throughout the week.

“There will be increased cloud and rain for the next three days where the levels will be one or two millimetres more in the morning, afternoon and at night,” said Edward Ngure, the county director of meteorology.

OCEAN WINDS

Fishermen and beachgoers have also been warned of sudden strong winds in the Indian Ocean.

“There is a chance of an occasional sudden strong rush of wind at 11m/s (40km/h) and fishermen and beachgoers are advised to take extra caution when the waves are large,” it said.

Nyali, Shanzu, Kisauni, Mvita, Likoni, Changamwe and Jomvu are set to receive rainfall mostly in the early hours of the day throughout the week.

Over the past years, rains in Mombasa have been known to create a standstill in the city.

Mostly affected are usually the transport and commercial sectors.

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