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
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has warned the public about the illegal issuance of weather forecasts without authorisation from the Authority.
The Public and all other institutions that utilise and disseminate weather information should therefore be guided by UNMA Act 2012: Section 33.
Uganda National Meteorological Authority recently conducted an induction course for all newly recruited staff and those from the Ministry of Water and Environment, Department of Metereology. The Induction took place at Jinja Hotel and Tourism Training Institute. The staff were obliged to swear an Oath of Secrecy at this Induction.
Among the activities, were insighting presentations from a number of speakers including:
UNMA Managers swear an Oath of Secrecy during the recently concluded general Induction course held at Jinja in the presence of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Dr. Robert Rutaagi.
WMO has released Series 4 of the Future Weather Videos in advance of the December 2015 United Nations climate change conference in Paris (COP-21).
These videos highlight the need for action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen our climate resilience. To find out what could lie in store, the WMO invited television weather presenters from around the world to imagine a “weather report from the year 2050.” What they created are only possible scenarios, of course, and not true forecasts. Nevertheless, they are based on the most up-to-date climate science, and they paint a compelling picture of what life could be like on a warmer planet.
On 5th Novemebr 2015, the WMO Weather Video 2050 for Uganda through the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) was premiered and posted at www.wmo.int/climatebroadcasts and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=134fTjafDs4&feature=youtu.be