• 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:

    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.  

  • September to December 2018 Forecast
    September to December 2018 Forecast
  • 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.

  • 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:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 SEASONAL OUTLOOK for Sept to Dec 2018

Lake Victoria Basin and Central

Overall, there is an increased likelihood of above normal rainfall over most parts of Uganda and near normal rainfall in most parts of Karamoja and southern cattle corridor. Sector advisories and explanatory notes to terminologies are available in September to October 2018 Rainfall Forecast Bulletin.

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

This area has been experiencing isolated showers and thunderstorms, which are expected to continue up to the onset of seasonal rains expected around mid September. The rains are expected to reach the peak levels around mid-October and the cessation around early December. Overall, above normal (above average) rainfall is expected to prevail over this region.

Eastern Lake Victoria Basin: (Jinja, Mayuge, Bugiri, Namayingo, Busia and Tororo) districts

The region is experiencing occasional showers and thunderstorms that are expected to persist up to early / mid September, when seasonal rains are expected to get established and reach peak levels around mid/late October. The end of the seasonal rainfall is expected around early/mid-December. Overall near normal (average) to above normal (above average) rainfall is expected over this region.

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

These districts are experiencing occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms which are signifying the onset of seasonal rainfall. The seasonal rainfall is expected to reach the peak around mid / late October and the cessation is expected to occur around early / mid December. There are high chances of above normal (above average) rains to prevail over most parts of this area.

Northern and Southern parts of Central: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Lyantonde, Kyotera and Rakai) districts

This region has been experiencing isolated outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms that are expected to continue up mid-September when the onset of the seasonal rainfall is expected. The peak of seasonal rainfall is expected around October, and the cessation of seasonal rainfall is expected around early December. Overall, near normal (average) to above normal (above average) rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

Eastern

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

Currently the region is experiencing light rains which are expected to continue up to mid September when the onset of the seasonal rainfall expected. However, the peak of the rainfall is expected to be around early/mid October, the cessation of the rainfall is expected to be around early December. Overall, there are high chances of above normal (above average) rains to prevail over the region.

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

This region is currently experiencing occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms, which are expected to continue up to around early/mid-September when the onset of the seasonal rains is expected. The peak levels of rainfall are expected during October and cessation is expected around late November. There are high chances for near normal (near average) with slightly tendency to above normal rains over this region.

South Eastern: (Kamuli, Iganga, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, and Butaleja) districts

The rains which are being experienced in this area are expected to continue up to mid September when steady seasonal rainfall is expected to get established. The peak of rains is expected around mid/late October, thereafter, a reduction in the rainfall is expected to set in and continue up to the end of the season around early/mid-December. Overall, near normal (near average) rainfall tending to above normal (above average) rainfall is expected.

Northern

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

This region is currently experiencing occasional showers and thunderstorms which are expected to continue up to onset of the rainfall season. The end of the seasonal rainfall is expected around late November to early December. Overall, near normal (near average) to above normal (above average) rainfall is expected over this region.

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

The rains are expected to continue and reach the peak levels around early/mid October. Thereafter, the cessation of the rainfall is expected around late November to early December. There are high chances for this region to receive normal (average) to above normal (above average) rainfall.

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

The rains that are being experienced over this region is expected to continue up to around late November, and thereafter, a reduction in the rainfall punctuated with dry conditions are expected to prevail up to end of the forecast period. Overall, near normal (near average) to above normal (above average) rainfall is expected during this season.

Western

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

This region is currently experiencing isolated showers and thunderstorms which are expected to persist up to around early/mid-September when the seasonal rains are expected to begin. The rains are expected to reach peak levels around mid-October to early November. The cessation of the seasonal rainfall is expected around mid December. There are high chances of near normal (near average) to above normal (above average) rains over most parts of this region.

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

Following the dry conditions which were experienced during July/August the region has started receiving outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over several places. However, the onset of steady rains is expected around early/mid-September. The peak of rains is expected around October. The cessation of seasonal rains is expected around early/mid-December. Overall, near normal (near average) with the tendency to above normal (above average) rainfall is expected to prevail over this region.

 

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