• UNMA's New Executive Director takes Office
    UNMA's New Executive Director takes Office

    The New Executive Director (ED) for UNMA Mr. Festus Luboyera substantively took over office on 5th November, 2015

  • UNMA Managers Swearing in.
    UNMA Managers Swearing in.
    UNMA Managers swear an Oath of Secrecy during the recently concluded general Induction course held at Jinja.
  • Katikiro of Buganda Meets UNMA Staff
    Katikiro of Buganda Meets UNMA Staff

    Hon. Peter Mayiga recently met with UNMA staff headed by the Manager Engineering /ICT, Mr. Solomon Mangeni

  • UNMA Staff retreat in Ridar Hotel - Mukono
    UNMA Staff retreat in Ridar Hotel - Mukono
  • Spatial rainfall distribution in March, 2016
    Spatial rainfall distribution in March, 2016

    Most parts of the country generally experienced relatively low rainfall in March 2016.

  • Weather Ambassador honored by Rotary Club of Kampala Day Break
    Weather Ambassador honored by Rotary Club of Kampala Day Break

    The Rotary club of Kampala recently honored Mollen Kenyena, a UNMA weather presenter for her Honorable Mention she attained from the EMS.

  • 24th Jinja Agricultural Show
    24th Jinja Agricultural Show

    The President of Uganda, H. E. Yoweri K. Museveni and the Chairperson, UNMA Board of Directors at the 24th Source of the Nile Agricultural and Trade Show in Jinja; releasing a Hydrogen inflated balloon that measures weather elements in the Upper Atmosphere.

  • The President Visits UNMA

    The President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni releasing a hydrogen inflated weather balloon during his visit at UNMA's stall at the 24th Source of the Nile Agriculture and Trade exhibition in Jinja (11th - 17th July, 2016).

  • RAINFALL UPDATE for April and May 2016
    RAINFALL UPDATE for April and May 2016

    Overall, there is an increased likelihood of near normal to above normal rainfall over most parts of the country during the month of April and May 2016.

  • June to August 2016 Seasonal Forecast
    June to August 2016 Seasonal Forecast

    Overall, there is 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 below normal rainfall punctuated with occasional light rainfall. 

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Today
Morning 17°C 62.6°F
Afternon 29°C 84.2°F
Tomorrow
Morning 18°C 64.4°F
Afternon 29°C 84.2°F
Sun
Morning 17°C 62.6°F
Afternon 28°C 82.4°F

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 RAINFALL UPDATE for June to August 2016 

Western

Overall, there is 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 below normal rainfallpunctuated with occasional light rainfall.

South Western districts(Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Mitooma, Sheema, Rubirizi and Kasese)

The region is currently experiencing dry conditions with some isolated intermittent light rains. The current situation is expected to persist up to mid/end of June and thereafter drought conditions are expected to set in and continue up to around mid-August when isolated outbreak of light showers is expected to get established until the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of normal dry conditions over most parts of this region.

Western Central Districts (Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Hoima, Buliisa and Masindi)

Currently the region is experiencing isolated showers which are expected to persist up to around mid/late June when drought conditions are expected to set in and continue up to around early August and thereafter occasional outbreaks of light showers is expected to set in and continue up to the end of the season for most parts of the region.  Overall, there are high chances of near normal dry conditions over the southern parts of this region.

Northern

Eastern parts of Northern Region Districts: (Lira, Alebtong, Kitgum, Agago, Otuke, Pader, Kole, Dokolo and Kaberamaido)

June – August is normally a wet season for this region and currently the region is receiving isolated outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms which are expected to continue up to late June/early July giving way to a slight relaxation. Thereafter, outbreak of seasonal rains and showers is expected to pick up and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances for this region receiving above normal rains.

Central Northern Districts: (Gulu, Apac, Lamwo, Nwoya, Amuru, Oyam and Kiryandongo)

June – August is normally a wet season for this region and currently the region is receiving occasional outbreaks of isolated showers and thunderstorms which are expected to continue up to late June/early July giving way to a slight relaxation and thereafter steady rains are expected to pick up and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of this region receiving above normal rains over this season.

North Western Districts: (Moyo, Arua, Maracha, Nebbi, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Terego and Zombo

June – August is normally a wet season for these areas and the region is currently experiencing occasional outbreak of showers and thunderstorms which are expected to continue up to late June/early July when dry conditions are expected to prevail until about early August when intermittent light rains are expected to pick up and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, above normal rains are expected over this region as a continuity of the rainfall season up to the end of August.

Eastern

Eastern Lake Victoria and South Eastern Districts: (Jinja, Mayuge, Kamuli, Iganga, Bugiri, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, Busia and Tororo)

The on-going outbreaks of light showers with short-lived dry spells are expected to continue up to late June/early July when the dry season is expected to set in. This situation is expected to continue up to late July/early August, thereafter, dry condition with intermittent outbreak of showers and thunderstorms is expected to get established and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, near normal rainfall conditions with localized water stress is expected over this region.

Eastern Central Districts (Pallisa, Budaka, Kibuku, Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa, Kapchorwa, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Serere, Amolatar, Butaleja, Bulambuli, Kween, Bukwo, Bukedea and Ngora)

The region is currently experiencing intermittent light rainfall punctuated by dry spells which are expected to continue up to around mid/late June. Thereafter, occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms are expected to set in and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of near normal rainfall over most parts of this region.

North Eastern Region Districts: (Katakwi, Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Napak, Amudat, Amuria, and Kaabong)

June – August is normally a wet season for this region and the region is currently experiencing occasional outbreaks of light showers punctuated with isolated dry spells. This situation is expected to continue up to late June / early July. Thereafter, occasional outbreak of light intermittent showers is expected to be experienced as continuity of the rain season in the region and continue up to the end of the end of August. Overall, there are high chances of near normal to above normal rainfall over most parts of this region.

Lake Victoria Basin and Central Areas

Central and Western Lake Victoria Basindistricts: (Kalangala, Kampala, Wakiso, Eastern Masaka, Lwengo, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, and Mityana)

The region is currently experiencing occasional outbreaks of light showers and thunderstorms, which are on decline. This situation is expected to continue up to late June/early July, thereafter, dry season punctuated by intermittent light showers is expected to set in. This situation is expected to continue until late July/early August when occasional outbreaks of showers are expected to set in and continue until the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of average dry conditions with localized water stress over this region during this season.

Western Parts of Central Districts: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Western Masaka, Lyantonde, and Rakai)

The light intermittent showers which is currently being experienced over this region is on a decline and is expected to continue up to mid/end of June when the dry season is expected to set in up to around late July/early August. Thereafter, dry conditions punctuated with occasional outbreaks of showers are expected to get established and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of drier than normal conditions with significant water stress over most parts of this region during this season.

Eastern parts of Central Districts: (Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma)

The occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms which are currently being experienced in this region are expected to continue up to mid/late June when the dry season is expected to set in up to late July/early August. Thereafter, steady rains are expected until the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of near normal with a tendency to below normal rain over most parts of this region.

Eastern Lake Victoria Basin Districts: (South-Jinja, South-Bugiri, South-Busia, Mayuge)

Currently the region is experiencing some declining occurrence of light showers and thunderstorms that are likely to continue up to mid/late June. Thereafter the dry season punctuated by irregular outbreak of light showers is expected to set in and prevail up to late July/early August. This is expected to give way to occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorm up to the end of the season. Overall, a near normal dry season with isolated occasional light rainfall is expected over this region.

 

2016 Dekadals

There was enhanced rainfall received in most parts of the country during the first ten-day period (first dekad)  of 1st to 10th August 2016. The western and southwestern regions of the country mostly recorded minimal amounts of rainfall in the ten-day period, save for Kasese station. Northeastern and...
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