• 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. 

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    GIZ hands over equipment

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  • Weather and Climate Champions
    Weather and Climate Champions

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  • Awardees for Distinguished Service
    Awardees for Distinguished Service

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

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  • 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.

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    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.

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 SEASONAL FORECAST for March to May 2017

Central

Overall, there is an increased probability for above normal rainfall for western sector of Uganda, normal rainfall for central, Lake Victoria Basin, south-eastern, and central-northern Uganda, and below normal rainfall for Karamoja region and some parts of Lango and Acholi regions. It should be noted that the onset of seasonal rains is expected to be characterised by thunderstorms and hailstorms over some parts of the country as well as dry-spells during the course of the seasonal rainfall performance.

Western parts of Central (Rakai, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Mubende, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke and Nakasongola) districts

The onset of the seasonal rains is expected to get established around early to mid-March. The peak of rains is expected to occur around mid-April. The cessation is expected around early/mid-June. Overall, there are high chances of near normal rainfall over this region.

Eastern parts of Central (Mukono, Luwero, Buikwe and Kayunga) districts

The onset of seasonal rains is expected around late February to early March. The peak of rains is expected around mid-April. The cessation is expected around early to mid-June. It should be noted that the seasonal rains in this region are expected to be interrupted by occasional dry spells. Overall, near normal rainfall is expected over this region.

Eastern

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

This region has been experiencing dry conditions since December. The onset of seasonal rains is expected around late February to early March and the peak is expected around mid-April through early May. The cessation is expected around late May. Overall, this region has a high chance of receiving near normal rainfall.

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

The onset of seasonal rains over this region is expected around early to mid-March. The peak rains are expected around late April and the cessation around mid-June. Overall the region is expected to receive near normal rains.

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

This region has been experiencing dry conditions reaching drought levels in several areas since December. However, irregular light rains are expected to set in around late March, thereafter a prolonged dry spell is expected until mid-April when steady rains are expected to get established. The peak is expected around early to mid-May, and then moderate relaxation around mid-June 2017. Overall, there are high chances for below normal rainfall over this region.

Lake Victoria Basin

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

The onset of seasonal rains in this region is expected around late February to early March and is expected to be accompanied by strong and destructive winds as well as hailstorms and thereafter, rains are expected to intensify with the peak occurring around mid-April. The cessation is expected around early to mid-June 2017. Overall, there are high chances of near normal rainfall over this region.

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

The onset of seasonal rains is expected around late February to early March. The peak of rains is expected around mid-April. The cessation is expected around early to mid-June. It should be noted that the seasonal rains in this region are expected to be interrupted by occasional dry spells. Overall, near normal rainfall is expected over this region.

Northern

Eastern parts of Northern region (Lira, Alebtong, Kitgum, Agago, Otuke, Pader, Kole, and Dokolo) districts

The onset of normal seasonal rainfall is expected around early to mid-April. Moderate relaxation of rains is expected around mid-June. Overall, near normal rainfall with tendency to below normal is expected during this season.

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

The region is currently experiencing dry spells which are expected to continue up to mid/late March when the onset of the seasonal rains is expected to get established. The moderate relaxation of rains is expected around mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for near normal rains over this region.

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

The region has been experiencing dry conditions since January. The onset of seasonal rainfall is expected around late March to early April. The peak of the rainfall is expected around late April 2017 and moderate relaxation is expected around mid-June 2017. Overall, there are high chances for near normal to above normal 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 has been experiencing dry conditions since December. The onset of seasonal rainfall is expected late February. The peak of the rains is expected around mid-April and the cessation around late May to early June. Overall, the region is expected to receive above normal rainfall during this season.

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

The region has been experiencing relatively dry conditions since January. The onset of seasonal rains is expected around mid to late March. The peak is expected around mid to late April. The cessation of the seasonal rains is expected around early to mid-June. Overall, there are high chances for near normal rains with slight tendency to above normal over this region.

2017 Dekadals

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