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

Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) recently held a staff retreat where the Board of Directors (BoD), Management and staff discussed numerous issues on the transition process from the Department of Meteorology in the Ministry of Water and Environment to a new fully fledged Government Agency. The retreat took place at Ridar Hotel, Mukono. For details: UNMA Staff Retreat

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

 

Kampala received heavy rainfall in the early afternoon of 29th May 2015. It was really heavy that it claimed a child's life and ripped off iron sheets from several buildings including those of a Primary School within the City. Other low-lying areas experienced floods with water invading inside buildings.  

According the available data, Kampala weather station reported the highest rainfall amount of 91.2mm. Several other areas in the country also reported to have experienced some rainfall though with minimal devastations. 

For 30th May 2015 Weather Summary visit Daily Forecasts: Weather Forecast for Sunday 31st May 2015.

 

 

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