Weather has an impact on most human activities. Weather information can provide very crucial evidence in a law case which could contribute decisively to the preparation and outcome of legal proceedings. More often than not, you may be in need of the following information:-
Identification evidence: What were the prevailing visibility and weather conditions? Can someone identify an object by sight in the prevailing conditions. Does the independent evidence support local witness statements.
Drainage and flooding disputes: If you are a roads contractor or buildings contractor and probably your works schedule was delayed due to adverse weather conditions, the Kenya Meteorological Department can provide enough evidence to help you out of a dispute. Questions such as how much rain had fallen or how unusual were these amounts can be answered.
Weather factors are often important in legal disputes, and it is essential
that the best data and expertise are used when evidence is being collated.
Cases such as road traffic accidents, personal injuries,
flood damage and spoilage of perishables can all be assisted by
the use of appropriate weather advice. The Meteorological Department can
provide legal reports and expert witness testimony for both criminal and
civil cases, ensuring that an independent and authoritative opinion on
the weather factors is brought to bear.