In its Dekad-3 Bulletin for November 2015, UNMA according to the available data reports that the northwestern parts of the country received the lowest amount of rainfall including some areas of Eastern Uganda.
The mean maximum temperatures ranged from 23.8 oC at Kabale weather station to 31.7 oC at Wadelai weather station in Nebbi district while the mean minimum temperatures ranged from 12.4oC to 19.6oC at Kabale and Wadelai weather stations respectively.
Visit the link below for the detailed Ten-day weather report for Dekad-3 (21st - 30th) November, 2015.
Dekad-1 (1st to 10th) December 2015 is predicted to have high chances of the western and central parts of the country experiencing enhanced rainfall associated with humid westerly air mass from Congo basin. Therefore, moderate rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of Uganda.
UNMA reports a general reduction in the amount of rainfall received from 11th to 20th November (Dekad-2) in most areas of the country especially in the Northern region including West Nile and Eastern Uganda as compared to the previous Dekad-1 (1st -10th November, 2015).
In comparison with the first ten days of November, both the mean maximum and minimum temperatures indicated an increasing trend where 13th November, 2015 was the hottest day in the second dekad.
Visit the link below for the detailed Ten-day weather report for Dekad-2 (11th -20th) November, 2015.
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.