Tea production for the month of August 2023 was higher by 9.51 Million Kgs from 36.06 Million Kgs recorded during the same period of last year to 45.57 Million Kgs. Production was also marginally higher compared to 44.69 Million Kgs recorded in July this year. Improved production during the month of August was attributed to occasional rainfall coupled with generally warmer weather conditions experienced in the country. During the month, the highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Central and South Rift Valley, and a few areas over the highlands East of the Rift Valley experienced occasional rainfall.In the tea growing areas, occasional rainfall ranging from moderate to high was received in the West of Rift during the first week of the month with Kericho recording daily precipitation averaging 28 mm while the rest of the tea growing areas (Bomet, Kisii/Nyamira and Nandi) recorded average rainfall of 53 to 141 mm. In the East of Rift, low to moderate rainfall averaging 12 to 41 mm daily was recorded during the first half of the month. Consequently, output in the West of Rift during the month of August this year was higher by 6.42 Million Kgs from 29.23 Million Kgs recorded during the same month of 2022 to 35.65 Million Kgs.