• WMO CELEBRATIONS 2017
    WMO CELEBRATIONS 2017

    The Minister of Water and Environment  at the WMO-Day celebrations.

  • Distinguished Service-Mr.Mangeni
    Distinguished Service-Mr.Mangeni

    At 2016 World Meteorological Day, Mr. Mangeni was recognised with an Award for distinguished service. He is a Meteorologist who has practiced in Weather Forecasting and Aviation Meteorology since the operation of meteorological services in the former East African Community, transitioned and worked with the Department of Meteorology (now UNMA). 

  • WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2017
    WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2017

    UNMA Exhibitions in Ibanda celebrating World environment day  2017

  • 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.

  • WMO CELEBRATIONS 2017
    WMO CELEBRATIONS 2017

    The Minister of Water and Environment inspecting WMO-Day exhibitions.

  • Sept to Dec 2017 Seasonal Forecast
    Sept to Dec 2017 Seasonal Forecast

    There is an increased likelihood of above normal (above average) rainfall over much of Uganda.

  • WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2017
    WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2017

    UNMA Exhibitions.

  • Distinguished Service-Mr.Magezi
    Distinguished Service-Mr.Magezi

    Mr. S. A. K. Magezi is one of the members to the Board of UNMA. He was recognised with an Award for his distingusihed service in Department of Meteorology (now UNMA) at the World Meteorological Day 2016. 

  • 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

  • Awardees for Distinguished Service
    Awardees for Distinguished Service

    Awardees for distinguished service in Department of Meteorology/UNMA at 2016 World Meterological Day. 

  • WMO CELEBRATIONS 2017
    WMO CELEBRATIONS 2017

    The Executive Director UNMA at the WMO-Day celebrations.

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 SEASONAL FORECAST for Sept to Dec 2017

Lake Victoria Basin and Central

Overall, there is an increased likelihood of above normal (above average) rainfall over much of Uganda, while near normal (average) rainfall over south western Uganda and near normal to below normal rainfall conditions over Karamoja regions.

Central and Western Lake Victoria Basin (Kalangala, Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, and Mityana) districts

The onset of seasonal rains over this region is already established. The rains are expected to reach the peak levels around mid-October and the cessation around early December. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall is expected over this area.

Eastern Lake Victoria Basin: (Jinja, Bugiri, Busia, Mayuge, Namayingo and Tororo) districts.

Currently, the region is experiencing some showers and thunderstorms that are expected to persist up to early September, when seasonal rains are expected to get established and reach peak levels around mid/late October. The end of the seasonal rainfall is expected around early/mid-December. Overall near normal rainfall with tendency to above normal rainfall is expected over this region.

Eastern parts of Central (Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma) districts.

The area is experiencing occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms which are signifying the onset of seasonal rainfall. The seasonal rainfall is expected to reach the peak around mid-October and the cessation is expected around early December. There are high chances of Normal with a tendency to above normal rains over most parts of this area.

Northern and Southern parts of Central (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke Kiboga, Mubende, Kasanda, Sembabule, Lwengo, Lyantonde, and Rakai) districts.

The current isolated outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms being experienced over this region are expected to continue up early / mid-September when steady rainfall is expected to set in. The peak levels are expected around mid-October with a steady decline expected to set in from late November and continue up to early December when the cessation of seasonal rainfall is expected. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

Eastern

South Eastern: (Kamuli, Iganga, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, and Butaleja) districts

The rains which are being experienced in this region are expected to continue up to early September when steady seasonal rainfall is expected to get established. The peak of rains is expected around mid/late October, thereafter, a reduction in the rainfall is expected to set in and continue up to the end of the season around mid-December. Overall, near normal rainfall with a tendency to above normal rainfall is expected.

Eastern Central: (Pallisa, Budaka, Kibuku, Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa, Bulambuli, Kapchorwa, Kween, Bukwo, Bukedea, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Serere and Soroti) districts

The seasonal rainfall over this region is already established. Currently, the region is experiencing heavy down powers which have resulted into landslides in some areas. However, the peak of the rainfall is expected to be around early/mid-October, the cessation of the rainfall is expected to be around early December. It should be noted that some areas around the mountain Elgon are expected to receive enhanced rains which might cause negative severe impacts over the area. Overall, there are high chances of normal to above normal rains to prevail over the region.

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

This region is currently experiencing occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms, which are expected to continue up to around late September. The peak levels are expected around early/mid-October. The cessation of the rainfall season is expected around late November. There are high chances for near normal with a tendency to below normal rains over this region.

Northern

North Western: (Moyo, Yumbe,  Adjumani, Arua,  Maracha, Zombo, Nebbi, Koboko) districts

The region is currently experiencing seasonal rains characterized by heavy showers and thunderstorms which are expected to continue up to around late September/early October. The end of the seasonal rainfall is expected around late November to early December. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall is expected over this region.

Eastern Northern Parts: (Lira, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Otuke, Pader, Alebtong, Kole, Amolatar, Kaberamaido and Dokolo ) districts

The region has been experiencing its seasonal rainfall since June. The rains are expected to continue and reach the peak levels around early/mid-October. Thereafter, the cessation of the rainfall is expected around late November to early December. There are high chances for this region to receive normal to above normal rainfall.

Central Northern  Parts : (Gulu, Apac, Nwoya, Amuru, Oyam and Kiryandongo) districts

The rainfall being experienced over this region is expected to continue up to around late November, and thereafter, a reduction in the rainfall punctuated with dry conditions are expected to prevail up to end of the forecast period. Overall, near normal to above normal rainfall is expected during this season.

Western

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

This region is currently experiencing isolated showers and thunderstorms which are expected to persist up to around early September when steady rains are expected. However, most areas of Masindi and Hoima have been experiencing substantial amounts of rain since July. The rains are expected to reach peak levels around mid-October to early November. It should be noted that the areas around Mt. Rwenzori are expected to receive above normal (enhanced) rainfall during this period. The cessation of the seasonal rainfall is expected around mid-December. There are high chances of near Normal (average) with a tendency to above normal (above average) rains over most parts of this region.

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

The onset of steady rains is expected around mid-September. The peak of rains is expected around late October to mid-November. The cessation of seasonal rains is expected around mid-December. Overall, near normal (average) with the tendency to above normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

South Western(Eastern parts of Ntungamo, Mbarara, Kiruhura, and Isingiro)districts

Following the dry conditions which were experienced during June and July, the region has started receiving outbreaks of light showers and thunderstorms in several places. However, the onset of steady rains is expected around mid-September. The peak of rains is expected around late October to mid-November. The cessation of seasonal rains is expected around early December. Overall, near normal with the tendency to below normal rainfall conditions are expected to prevail over this region.

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