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SEASONAL RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2020

Lake Victoria Basin and Central

Overall, there is an increased likelihood of near normal to above normal (wetter than average) rainfall over several parts of the country Rain fall outlook for September to December 2020

Western areas of Central region: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Kakumiro, Kasanda, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Western Masaka, Lyantonde, Kyotera and Rakai) districts
Currently this region is experiencing occasional outbreak of showers and thunderstorms signifying the onset of the seasonal rainfall. Near normal to above normal (wetter) conditions are expected to prevail during the month of September. The peak of rains is expected around early to mid-October and thereafter giving way to relaxation of the seasonal rainfall activity around end of October. Early cessation of rains is expected to get established around mid/end of November. Overall, near normal to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region during SOND.

Eastern areas of Central region: (Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma) districts
These districts are currently experiencing occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms signifying the onset of the seasonal rainfall. Wetter conditions with peak of the season are expected to occur in September and thereafter giving way to a slight relaxation of rainfall activity up to around end of October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established around end of November to early December. Overall, near normal to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

Central and Western Lake Victoria region (Kalangala, Kampala, Wakiso, Eastern Masaka, Lwengo, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, and Mityana) districts
This area has been experiencing isolated outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms signifying the onset of the seasonal rainfall. Above normal (wetter) conditions are expected to prevail during the month of September and thereafter giving way to a slight relaxation during October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by around the mid/end of November. Overall, near normal to below normal rainfall is expected to prevail over this region.

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

This region is currently experiencing occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms signaling the onset of the seasonal rainfall. The rains are expected to reach the peak levels around late September/early-October and the cessation around late November/early December. Overall, near normal to below normal rainfall is expected to prevail over this region.

Eastern


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

Most parts of this region have been experiencing some rainfall activity which is expected to continue till end of September. Wetter conditions with peak level are expected in occur around September, eventually giving way to slight relaxation of rainfall activity during October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by late November to early December. Overall, near normal with a slight tendency to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

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

This region is currently experiencing normal rains which are expected to continue up to the end of September, thereafter, relaxation in rainfall activity is expected to prevail till the end October. Cessation of the rains is expected to get established by late October to mid-November. Overall, near normal to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region

Northern

North Western:(Arua, Maracha, Moyo, Obongi, Madi Okollo, Zombo, Nebbi, Pakwach, Yumbe, Koboko, Terego and Adjumani) districts
Currently the region is experiencing near normal to above normal rainfall which is expected to continue up to the end of September, and thereafter a slight relaxation of the rainfall activity during the month of October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by mid/end of November. Overall, near normal with a slight tendency to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

Eastern Northern Parts: (Lira, Kitgum, Agago, Otuke, Pader, Kole, Dokolo and Kaberamaido) districts
This region is currently experiencing near normal rainfall which is expected to continue up to end of September, and thereafter giving way to a slight relaxation of the seasonal rainfall during the month of October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by mid/late November. Overall, near normal with a slight tendency to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region

Central Northern Parts: (Gulu, Omoro, Lamwo, Nwoya, Amuru, and Oyam) districts
This region is currently experiencing near normal rainfall which is expected to continue up to end of September, and thereafter giving way to a slight relaxation of the seasonal rainfall during the month of October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by mid/late November. Overall, near normal with a slight tendency to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region

Western

Central Western: (Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Kikuube, Bunyagabu, Kakumiro, Kagadi, Hoima, Buliisa, Masindi, Kiryandongo) districts
This region is currently experiencing outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms which are expected to persist up to end of September. Wetter conditions with peak of the seasonal rain are expected to occur in September and thereafter giving way to a relaxation of rainfall activity during the month of October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by mid-November to early December. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall conditions are likely to occur over this region.

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

The region is experiencing outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over several places, signifying the onset of steady rains. Wetter conditions are expected to occur in September and thereafter giving way to some relaxation of rainfall activity around October. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to get established by early/mid-December. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall is likely to occur over this region

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