Several days of heavy rain have left many residents stranded across the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi. As some parts of the country are celebrating the abundant rainfall, and looking forward to bumper harvests, residents in Nairobi have had to cope with the aftermath of a massive storm on Sunday night, which led to extensive power blackouts in the city and its environs. A few unfortunate residents are also having to cope with flooded homes.
Daily downpours since Sunday have produced widespread street flooding throughout Nairobi. In addition to causing major traffic problems, flood waters also impacted many residential areas of the city. Many area homes were inundated by flood waters Sunday and Monday, forcing residents to seek shelter elsewhere in the city. (AllAfrica)
Conditions throughout Nairobi may only get worst over the next few days before they get better.
A persistent ribbon of moisture flowing westward from the Indian Ocean will continue to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms each day through the end of the week and likely even through the weekend. Locally heavy downpours will remain possible with these showers and thunderstorms, likely leading to more flooding across the city in the coming days. (AccuWeather)