• Sensitisation about Weather Instruments:
    Sensitisation about Weather Instruments:

    Under its mandate to promote and monitor weather and climate, UNMA offers opportunities to sensitise the public about weather instruments and their uses to inform weather predictions and advisories.

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    Schools, exhibitors, UNMA staff, partner organisations (public and private), funders and the rest of the public marching through Lira town at the Meteorological Day celebrations.

  • Temperature Forecast: 3rd - 10th April 2018
    Temperature Forecast: 3rd - 10th April 2018

    Expected Spatial Mean Temperature distribution across Uganda (0C).

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    Theme: 'Weather-Ready, Climart Smart'. Uganda joined the rest of the world to ensure that meteorological services are timely and effectively manage increasing climate related hazards like heavy rains and droughts.  

  • Rainfall Forecast: April 2018
    Rainfall Forecast: April 2018

    Expected Spatial Rainfall distribution across Uganda (in milimeters).

  • Painting Competitions:
    Painting Competitions:

    Jubilation of the painting awards by the winning schools at the 2018 World Meteorological Celebrations in Lira District.

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    The Director UNMA and the guest of Honour (RDC of Lira), presiding over the celebrations in Lira District.

  • Painting Competitions:
    Painting Competitions:

    Various schools participated in painting competitions about 'weather and how it affects communities'. The best schools were offered awards at the 2018 World Meteorological Day.

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    Release of a hydrogen inflated weather ballon by the RDC of Lira District with the support of UNMA staff.

Three Day Forecast
Today
Morning 18°C 64.4°F
Afternon 27°C 80.6°F
Tomorrow
Morning 19°C 66.2°F
Afternon 28°C 82.4°F
Sun
Morning 19°C 66.2°F
Afternon 27°C 80.6°F

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 SEASONAL OUTLOOK for March to May 2018

Lake Victoria Basin and Central

Overall, there is an increased probability of near-normal rainfall over much of Uganda, except the western sector of the country which is expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall. It should be noted that the onset of seasonal rains is expected to be characterised by severe thunderstorms and hailstorms over several parts of the country.

Central and Western Lake Victoria Basin (Kalangala, Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, and Mityana) districts

The region has been experiencing relatively dry conditions punctuated with isolated rainfall since December 2017. The onset of seasonal rains in this region is expected around late February to early March and thereafter, rains are likely to intensify with the peak occurring around mid to late April. The cessation is expected around early to mid-June 2018. Overall, there are high chances of near normal rainfall over this region.

Eastern Lake Victoria and South Eastern: (Jinja, Mayuge, Kamuli, Iganga, Bugiri, Namayingo, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, Busia and Tororo) districts

This region has been experiencing dry conditions since December 2017. The onset of seasonal rains is expected around late February to early March and the peak is expected around mid to late April through early May. The cessation is expected around late May. Overall, this region has a high chance of receiving near-normal rainfall.

Eastern parts of Central (Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma) districts.

The region is currently experiencing dry spells which are expected to continue up to late February when irregular rains will set in. The onset of seasonal rains is expected around late February to early March. The peak of rains is expected around mid to late April. The cessation is expected around early to mid-June. Overall, near-normal rainfall is expected over this region.

Western Parts of Central: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Lyantonde, Kyotera and Rakai) districts

The region is currently experiencing dry spells which are expected to continue up to late February to early March when the onset of the seasonal rains is likely to get established. The peak of rains is likely to occur around mid-April. The cessation is expected around early/mid-June. Overall, there are high chances of near normal rainfall over this region.

Eastern

Eastern Central: (Pallisa, Budaka, Kibuku, Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Namisindwa, Bududa, Kapchorwa, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Serere, Amolatar, Butaleja, Bulambuli, Kween, Bukwo, Bukedea and Ngora) districts

The onset of seasonal rains over this region is expected around early to mid-March. The peak rains are expected around late April and the cessation around mid-June. Overall the region is expected to receive near-normal rains.

North Eastern: (Katakwi, Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Napak, Amudat, Amuria, and Kaabong) districts

This region has been experiencing dry conditions since December 2017. However, irregular light rains are expected to set in around mid to late March, which will eventually lead to the onset of steady rains by early April. The peak rains are expected around early to mid-May, and then moderate relaxation around mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for near-normal rainfall over this region.

Northern

   North Western: (Moyo, Arua, Maracha, Nebbi, Pakwach, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Terego and Zombo) districts

The region has been experiencing dry conditions since December 2017. The onset of seasonal rainfall is expected around late February to early March. The peak of the rainfall is expected around late April 2018 and moderate relaxation is expected around mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for near normal with a tendency to above normal over this region.

Eastern Northern Parts: (Lira, Alebtong, Kitgum, Agago, Otuke, Pader, Kole, and Dokolo) districts

This region has been experiencing dry conditions since December 2017. The onset of normal seasonal rainfall is likely to set in around early to mid-March. Moderate relaxation of rains is expected around mid-June. Overall, near-normal rainfall is expected during this season.

Central Northern Parts: (Gulu, Omoro, Apac, Lamwo, Nwoya, Amuru, Oyam and Kiryandongo) districts

The region is currently experiencing dry spells which are expected to continue up to mid/late March when the onset of the seasonal rains is expected to get established. The moderate relaxation of rains is expected around mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for near normal rains over this region.

Western

Western Central: (Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kagadi, Hoima, Buliisa and Masindi) districts

The region has been experiencing relatively dry conditions since January. The onset of seasonal rains is expected to be established around late February to early March. The peak is likely to occur around mid to late April. The cessation of the seasonal rains is expected around early to mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for near-normal rains with a slight tendency to above normal over this region.

South Western: (Kisoro, Kabale, Rubanda, Rukiga, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Mitooma, Sheema, Rubirizi and Kasese) districts

The region has been experiencing dry conditions since December 2017 apart from areas around Kigezi region which have been experiencing isolated showers. The onset of steady rains is expected to be established by late February to early March. The peak of the rains is expected around mid-April and the cessation around late May to early June. Overall, the region is expected to receive near normal with a tendency to above normal rainfall during this season.

 

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