Radar construction works progress Update from UNMA

On 29th May 2019, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) provided an update on the construction of RADAR that is being installed Kigungu- Entebbe. The RADAR is an acronym for RAdio Detection And Ranging, and in its simplest form it consists of a transmitted radio signal aimed by an antenna in a particular direction, and a receiver that detects the echoes off any objects in the path of the signal.

According to Hon. Minister of State for Environment - Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, the weather radars will help us to enhance weather forecast, targeting to know where exactly it will rain or shine at micro -Climate level and also help us monitor certain features then know what to improve in terms of environment protection

The radar will be ready for commission in July 2019.

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