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RAINFALL UPDATE for Sept to Dec 2016
Overall, there is an increased likelihood of near normal to below normal rainfall over several regions of the country. However, areas of south western, Lake Victoria basin, and south-eastern Uganda are expected to receive near normal rains, while, north-western Uganda and Mt. Elgon areas are expected to have high chances of experiencing near normal to above normal rainfall.
Western parts of Central (Rakai, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Mubende, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke and Nakasongola) districts
Currently this region is experiencing dry conditions. Onset of seasonal rains is expected around late September with the peak occurring around late October. Cessation of the rains is expected around early December. In general, there is a high chance of this region receiving near normal to below normal rains over this forecast period.
Eastern parts of Central (Mukono, Luwero, Buikwe and Kayunga) districts
The region is currently receiving intermittent light rains and thunderstorms punctuated with dry spells which are expected to continue up to mid-September when normal seasonal rains are likely to set in. Thereafter, the rains are expected to intensify with a peak occurring around late October/early November. A steady decline of rains punctuated by dry spells is expected late November and cessation of seasonal rains expected around early December. Overall, there are high chances for near normal rains over most parts of this region.
South Eastern (Kamuli, Iganga, North Bugiri, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro and Tororo) districts
This region has been experiencing some isolated light outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms since July. Steady seasonal rains are expected to set in by mid / late -September reaching the peak levels around late-October to late November. The rain is expected to cease around early December. In general, near normal rains are expected to prevail over this region
Eastern Central (Pallisa, Budaka, Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa, Kapchorwa, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Serere, Amolatar, Butaleja, Bulambuli, Kween, Bukwo, Bukedea and Ngora) districts
The onset of seasonal rains is expected to set in by mid-September reaching the peak around late-October to late November. Thereafter, the rains are expected to decline steadily with cessation expected around early December. Overall near normal to above normal rains are expected over this region.
North Eastern (Katakwi, Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Otuke, Napak, Amudat, Amuria, and Kaabong) districts
The region has been experiencing its seasonal rainfall since July which was punctuated by short dry spells over several parts. The intermittent rains are expected to continue up to around late September. Overall, there are high chances for below normal rains over this region.
Central and Western Lake Victoria Basin (Kalangala, Buvuma, Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Gomba and Mityana) districts
This region is currently experiencing light isolated intermittent rains and thunderstorms. The onset of seasonal rainfall is expected around late September. Peak rains are expected around late October/early November. Cessation is expected around early December. Overall, there is a high chance of near normal rains in this region.
Eastern Lake Victoria Basin (Jinja, Mayuge, Bugiri and Busia) districts
Currently the region is experiencing intermittent light and thunderstorms punctuated with dry spells over several areas. The onset of seasonal rains is expected to set in around mid/late September and steady rains are expected to reach the peak levels during the month of October and November. The season is expected to end around early December. Overall, near normal rains are expected to prevail over most part of this region.
Central Northern and Eastern parts of Northern Region (Gulu, Apac, Lira, Alebtong, Kitgum, Otuke, Pader, Amuru, Agago, Amolatar, Lamwo, Nwoya, Oyam, Kole, Dokolo and Kiryandongo) districts
The region is experiencing its major rainy season with isolated showers and thunderstorm in several parts. However, some parts have been experiencing dry spells. The current moderate seasonal rains are expected to continue up to early October when the peak of the seasonal rains is expected to set in. The rains are expected thereafter to decline with cessation around late November to early December. Overall, near normal rains are expected over this region.
North Western (Moyo, Arua, Maracha, Nebbi, Okoro, Adjumani, western Amuru, western Nwoya, Yumbe, Koboko and Zombo) districts
The region is currently experiencing its main rainy season which started in June. Steady rains are expected to get established by mid-September with the main peak occurring around late October to early November. Thereafter, a sharp decline is expected with cessation of seasonal rains likely to occur around late November. Overall, near normal rains with slight tendency to above normal are expected to prevail over this region.
South Western (Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Mitooma, Sheema, Rubirizi and Kasese) districts
The region is currently experiencing dry conditions with light intermittent rains in some few areas. This situation is expected to continue up to late September / early October when the onset of seasonal rains is expected to get established. The steady rains are expected to intensify with peak being experienced around late October. The cessation of rains is expected around late November / early December. Overall, near normal rains are expected over this region.
Central Western (Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Hoima, Buliisa and Masindi) districts
Northern parts of this region have been receiving substantial amount of rainfall during August. Currently, the region is experiencing intermittent light rains. The onset of seasonal rains is expected around late September. The peak of seasonal rains is expected to be realized around mid October. The cessation of rains is expected early December. Overall the region is expected to receive near normal rains.