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SEASONAL RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR MARCH TO MAY 2020

Lake Victoria Basin and Central

Overall, there is an increased likelihood of near normal to above normal (wetter than average) rainfall over several parts of the country Outlook for March to May Rainfall Forecast Bulletin.

Western areas of Central region: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Kakumiro, Kasanda, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Western Masaka, Lyantonde, Kyotera and Rakai) districts
The region has been experiencing isolated rains and some dry conditions since January. The onset of seasonal rainfall associated with occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms is expected around early to mid-March.  The peak of the rains is expected to occur around mid to end of April. While the Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected to occur around late May to early June. Overall, there are high chances of near normal rainfall conditions.

Eastern areas of Central region: (Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma) districts
The region has been experiencing dry conditions with intermittent outbursts of showers and thunderstorms since January. The onset of the seasonal rainfall is expected around early to mid-March, and this is likely to be associated with isolated light showers and thunderstorm.  The peak of the rains is expected around early to mid-April with the cessation around late May to early June. Overall, this region is expected to receive near normal rainfall with a slight tendency to above normal rainfall.

Central and Western Lake Victoria region (Kalangala, Kampala, Wakiso, Eastern Masaka, Lwengo, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, and Mityana) districts
The region has been experiencing off seasonal rainfall over several areas since January. The onset of the rains associated with isolated outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms is expected to get established around early to mid-March. The peak of the rains is expected to occur around early to mid-April with cessation around late May. Overall, there are high chances for most of the areas to receive near normal with the tendency to above normal rainfall during this season.

Eastern Lake Victoria and South Eastern (Jinja, Mayuge, Kamuli, Iganga, Bugiri, Namayingo, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, Bugweri, Busia and Tororo) districts
This region has been experiencing outbursts of rain punctuated by dry spells since January in some areas. The onset of the seasonal rains is expected around early to mid-March. The peak is expected around mid-April to early May. The cessation of the rains is expected around late May to early June. Overall, this region has a high chance of receiving near normal to above normal rainfall.

Eastern

Eastern Central:(Pallisa, Budaka, Kibuku,  Butebo, Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Namisindwa, Bududa,  Kapchorwa, Kumi,  Kalaki, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Serere,  Butaleja, Bulambuli, Kween, Bukwo, Bukedea and Ngora) districts.
This region has been experiencing dry conditions with occasional outbursts of unseasonal rains since January. Onset of the seasonal rains is expected around mid to late March which will eventually lead to steady rain by early to mid-April. The peak of the rains is expected around Mid-May and thereafter moderate relaxation around mid-June.  Overall, high chances of above normal rains is expected to occur over this region.

Northern Eastern:(Katakwi, Amuria, Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Napak, Kapelebyong, Nabilatuk, Karenga, Amudat, Kalenga, and Kaabong) districtsThis region has been experiencing dry conditions characterized by isolated rains since January. Outbursts of irregular rains are expected in mid-March which will eventually lead to the onset of steady rain by late March to mid-April. The peak of the rains is expected around early to mid-May, and thereafter moderate relaxation around mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for above normal rains to occur over this region.

Northern

North Western:(Arua, Maracha, Moyo, Obongi, Madi Okollo, Zombo, Nebbi, Pakwach, Yumbe, Koboko, Terego and Adjumani) districts
The region has been experiencing dry conditions with sporadic rains since January. The onset of the seasonal rains is expected around mid-March to early April with the peak of the rains at around late April to early May, followed by moderate relaxation around mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for this region to receive near normal with a slight tendency to above normal rains.

Eastern Northern Parts: (Lira, Kitgum, Agago, Otuke, Pader, Kole, Dokolo and Kaberamaido) districts
The current rains are expected to continue until early to mid-October when the peak rainfall is attained. Thereafter, cessation of the seasonal rainfall is expected around late November to early December. Overall there are high chances above normal (Above Average) rainfall over this region.

Central Northern Parts: (Gulu, Omoro, Lamwo, Nwoya, Amuru, and Oyam) districts
The region has been experiencing dry conditions with occasional light rains since January. The onset of the seasonal rains is expected to get established around mid-March to early April with the peak of the rains expected to occur around mid-April to early May. Thereafter, a moderate relaxation of the rain is expected around mid-June. Overall, this region is expected to receive near normal with a slight tendency to above normal rainfall.

Western

Central Western: (Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Kikuube, Bunyagabu, Kakumiro, Kagadi, Hoima, Buliisa, Masindi, Kiryandongo) districts
The region has been experiencing isolated light showers and dry conditions since January. The onset of seasonal rains associated with isolated outbreaks of light showers and thunderstorms is expected in around early to mid-March. Thereafter, steady rains are expected to get established with the peak of the rains expected during the month of April. Cessation of the seasonal rains is expected around late May to early June.  Overall, there are high chances for the region to receive near normal rains with a slight tendency to above normal rains.

South Western:
(Kisoro, Kabale, Rubanda, Rukiga, Rwampara, Kazo, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kitagwenda, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Mitooma, Sheema, Rubirizi and Kasese) districts.
The region has been experiencing dry conditions in most areas punctuated by unseasonal rains since January. The onset of the rains is expected around late February to early March. The peak of the rains is expected around early to mid-April and cessation around late May. Overall, the region is expected to receive above normal rainfall (exceeding their average rainfall).

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