Kenya's Meteorological Department issued a heavy rainfall advisory, cautioning residents across multiple regions to brace for inclement weather conditions.

With a high probability of occurrence, the advisory, updated on Monday, highlights the anticipated heavy rainfall spanning several days.

The advisory predicts heavy rainfall exceeding 30mm within a 24-hour period across various regions, including the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley, and both the Highlands West and East of the Rift Valley, including the Nairobi area.

"Heavy rainfall of more than 30mm in 24hrs is expected over several parts of the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley, Highlands West and East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi area on Tuesday 2nd April, 2024," the Met department stated.

The intensity of rainfall is projected to escalate, surpassing 40mm within 24 hours, and is expected to extend to the Southeast Lowlands, the coast, and the northern sector.

The advisory further indicates that the heavy rainfall, scheduled to commence on April 2nd, 2024, is likely to diminish in intensity by April 4th, 2024.

Additionally, residents are cautioned about the likelihood of gusty winds accompanying the heavy rainfall, which could potentially result in structural damages.

Counties across Kenya, including Nyamira, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Narok, Baringo, Nakuru, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, West-Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Nairobi, Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado, Taita-Taveta, Mombasa, Tana-River, Kilifi, Lamu, Kwale, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo have been identified as areas of concern.

Residents in these regions are advised to exercise vigilance and prepare for possible floods and flash floods.

Precautionary measures the Met department advises include avoiding driving or walking in moving water, staying clear of open fields, and refraining from seeking shelter under trees or near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes.

"Residents in all the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential floods and flash floods," the advisory reads.

"Residents are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes."

Moreover, the advisory warns of the potential hazards posed by gusty winds, which could lead to roof displacement, tree uprooting, and structural destruction.

The directive has been communicated to various authorities and stakeholders, including the Presidency, the Ministry of Environment Climate Change and Forestry, the National Intelligence Service, and the Kenya Red Cross, among others.

As the nation gears up to face the impending weather conditions, timely updates and information will be disseminated to ensure public safety and preparedness.

For further updates, residents are advised to stay tuned to official channels and adhere to safety guidelines provided by relevant authorities.