Are There Significant Variations on Rainfall and Temperature Overtime (1986-2015) in Siaya County, Kenya ?

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Are There Significant Variations on Rainfall and Temperature Overtime (1986-2015) in Siaya County, Kenya ?

July 15, 2020 Education and Social Studies 0

This study was carried out in Siaya County. The purpose of the study was to find out if there are significant variations on temperature and rainfall overtime (1986-2015) in Siaya County. The secondary data used for the Mann-Kendall test was attained from the metrological department of Siaya County. The Mann- Kendall results from mean annual average temperature, and mean annual rainfall indicated that Siaya County had no significant trends on rainfall and temperature over time (1986-2015) but it had variation on the same as consecutive years varied on the temperatures and rainfall levels. The metrological department of Siaya County should find a way of ensuring that rainfall and temperature variations County data is made available to community members as it could help in developing resilience strategies to climate change and knowing how best they can manage their livelihoods even with the continuation of the variations. It is also important to note that rainfall and temperature variations affects all aspects of human life ranging from health, education, economy, social to political affairs hence should be treated with a lot of care and concern in confirming their credibility and use.

Author(s) Details

 Dr. Beatrice Atieno Abura
School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resources Management (SPNRM), Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), P.O. Box 210-40601, Bondo, Kenya.

Prof. Patrick Odhiambo Hayombe
School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resources Management (SPNRM), Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), P.O. Box 210-40601, Bondo, Kenya.

Dr. Warkach Kipkorir Tonui
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), P.O. Box 210-40601, Bondo, Kenya.

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