• Joint UNDP/MWE Projects Board
    Joint UNDP/MWE Projects Board

    During the Joint UNDP/MWE Projects Board, equipment and stations worth over 1.6 m USD were commissioned and handed over to UNMA and DWRM witnessed by Ms. Rosa Malango the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.

  • SOND 2016 Seasonal Forecast
    SOND 2016 Seasonal Forecast

    During the forecast period of September to December 2016, the weather conditions over Uganda are likely to be affected by mostly La Niña conditions over equatorial eastern pacific Ocean, predicted to persist for the rest of the 2016 and early months of 2017. Overall, there is an increased likelihood of near normal to below normal rainfall over several regions of the country.

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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). 

  • Weather and Climate Champions
    Weather and Climate Champions

    At dissemination workshop supported by ACCRA in selected Districts of Western Uganda, weather and climate Champions were identified to disseminate UNMA products to the grassroots level.

  • 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. 

  • GIZ hands over equipment
    GIZ hands over equipment

    GIZ handed over equipment worth 16,000 Euros to UNMA and will support completion of 11 automatic weather stations including a server and relevant software for UNMA at different sites.

  • Awardees for Distinguished Service
    Awardees for Distinguished Service

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

  • 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.

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Morning 18°C 64.4°F
Afternon 28°C 82.4°F
Thu
Morning 19°C 66.2°F
Afternon 28°C 82.4°F

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     RAINFALL UPDATE for Sept to Dec 2016 

Central

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.

Eastern

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.

Lake Victoria Basin

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.

Northern

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.

Western

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. 

 

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