The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks but Wednesday night’s downpour was the worst in months, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.
The heavy rain, which accelerated in mid-April, is expected to continue in already hard-hit areas in the coming weeks, the Kenya Meteorological Department said in its most recent forecast.
Last month was the wettest February on record for the United Kingdom, with a succession of storms bringing widespread flooding to many areas.
Footage showed severe flooding in the town of Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, with its streets submerged below the high water.
Sydney's dams have seen water levels spike dramatically though many inland areas, that are facing severe water shortages, missed out on the flows.
Fears of smoke from the fires disrupting the Australian Open tennis receded in Melbourne, where the main tournament was due to start on Monday.
Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said climate change had increased the risk of extreme weather and warned that heavy rainfall could last until mid-February, with Jan. 11-15 an expected peak.
Capital Jakarta hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities say, as torrential rains on New Year's Eve leave vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged.
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on December 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia, to India and Africa's east coast.
"We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries," says Red Cross branch manager in the Bundibugyo district.
Flooding in picturesque Italian city is caused by climate change, sea level rises, stronger and more frequent storms, as well as sinking surfaces, researchers say.
Iconic St Mark’s Square closed as exceptionally high tidal waters have returned to Venice.
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