UNMA's March 2016 rainfall analysis indicates that most parts of the country generally experienced relatively low rainfall. Indeed, some areas remained dry and sunny for the larger part of the month. However, some areas in Western, South-Western and Lake Victoria basin experienced substantial amounts of rainfall during March. The onset of rainfall season was reported to have been established in the first and second week of March for most areas in Western and South-Western. However, most parts of the country started experiencing the onset towards the end of March.
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) held a number of activities to commemorate the World Forestry, World Water and World Meteorological Days on 21st, 22nd, and 23rd March 2016 respectively. Among the activities were Aiding El Nino affected patients in Serere District, installation of rain guages and a School Quiz. This year's celebrations were held in Serere District with the international theme: "Hotter, Drier, Wetter, Face the Future", World Met Day 2016.
UNMA has released the seasonal forecast for March to May 2016.
For the detailed forecast visit: https://www.unma.go.ug/index.php/media-centre/press-release
The Katikiro of Buganda, Hon. Peter Mayiga recently met with UNMA staff headed by the Manager Engineering /ICT, Mr. Solomon Mangeni to discuss partnering in instatllation of vital Meterological equipment in various places including those within the Buganda Kingdom.
The current El Niño episode has been evolving since June 2015 and is now fully developed. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) in collaboration with the majority of international and regional climate centers predict that the 2015-16 El Niño is likely to strengthen further before the end of the year and is likely to persist to early 2016.
Based on this predisction, UNMA as part of its obligations, continues to advise several sectors on how to manage the impacts of El Niño.
The advisories to specific sectors are presented in: http://unma.go.ug/index.php/alerts/disaster-warnings