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The Coastal region will receive heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds in the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Department has warned.

In a forecast released on Tuesday, the weatherman said the rain will decrease in intensity towards Friday.

Counties to be affected include Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Taita Taveta.

“Residents in the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for flash-floods. People should avoid driving, wading or walking through any fast-moving waters,” the forecast warned.

The heavy rains and strong winds may result in storm surges along the Coast, hence fishermen and all in the marine industry are advised be on alert.

Acting director of Meteorological services Stella Aura while releasing the October-November-December short rains forecast early this month warned of above average rainfall across the country.

The distribution of the rainfall in time and space is expected to be good over most places especially during the peak month of November.

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She, however, warned of both positive and negative impacts.

This includes mudslides, lightning strikes, an outbreak of waterborne diseases and accidents due to slippery roads.

“The national disaster operations is therefore advised to be on standby in order to ensure mitigation of any negative impacts that may arise,” Aura said.

Read: Heavy rains to hit Nairobi, Rift Valley, Central – weatherman

Also read: Don’t celebrate, heavy rains will not last – Met

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