Heavy rainfall is expected in 13 counties across Kenya over the next seven days, the Kenya Met Department has said.

The cumulative heavy rainfall of 100mm will be witnessed in some parts of Embu, Machakos, Isiolo, Mandera, Tharaka, Kirinyaga, and Meru counties.

Other regions that are expected to receive heavy rainfall are Kitui, Taita-Taveta, Makueni, Kajiado, Kitui and Wajir Counties.

The weatherman, in a notice on Monday, said Nairobi areas will receive moderate rainfall (50-100) mm during this time. Other parts to receive moderate rainfall include; Central Kenya, Northwestern Kenya, North, South and Central Rift Valley, parts of the Coast, South East Kenya and Western region.

Stella Aura, the director of the meteorological department, said there may be some dry spells this week and the next, but stronger winds and more torrential rains are expected as the month progresses.

She cautioned that the downpour will be stronger than what Kenyans experienced in October.