The European Meteorological Society (EMS) offers a number of Awards annually, among them are the EMS TV Weather Forecast Award. Alongside the Awards, the EMS can occasionally present an Honorable Mention of excellent TV Weather Broadcasts. For the 2015 EMS TV Weather Forecast Award competitions, Kenyena Mollen from UNMA was one of the three Weather Presenters that were selected to receive an Honorable Mention. UNMA presents daily weather forecasts during the News Bulletins on UBC (Uganda Broadcasting Corporation) and Star TV in English and Luganda, where Kenyena Mollen is one of the English weather presenters.
The other two Weather Presenters that received an Honorable Mention were Monica Lopez (Television Española – from Spain) and Denislava Banova (Nova Broadcasting Group – from Bulgaria). The TV Weather Forecast Award 2015 went to Martín Barreiro (from Spain) which will be presented to him at the Awards Session on Tuesday, 08 September 2015.
19 video clips of TV weather forecasts were submitted for the Award competitions with ten of the entries from countries outside Europe. For more details about the EMS TV Weather Forecast Award 2015 news visit http://www.emetsoc.org/home.
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) held a stakeholder’s workshop at Ridar Hotel in Mukono that provided an opportunity for both UNMA and stakeholders to come together and discuss the role of the weather and climate as well as partnership status and what is expected of both parties. The invited participants included policymakers, development partners, users of information and products, those engaged in monitoring weather and climate information, researchers and academics. See: UNMA Stakeholders Workshop
23rd Source of the Nile National Agricultural & Trade Show
UNMA participated in the 23rd Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show and Trade Fair, from 6th to 13th July 2015 at Jinja Show grounds.
The theme for the exhibition was: “climate smart agriculture for sustainable food security and wealth creation”. 23rd Agricultural and Trade Show in Pictures
As one of its obligations, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has released the Seasonal Weather Forecast for June to August 2015. This forecast, overall estimates an increased likelihood of near normal tending to above normal rainfall over the northern and some parts of eastern region, while the rest of the country is expected to experience dry seasonal conditions punctuated with occasional light rainfall.
The breakdown of the forecast for each region in the country as well as sectoral advisories are given in: JUNE JULY AUGUST 2015 SEASONAL RAINFALL FORECAST