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    There is a likelihood of near to above normal rainfall for northern and parts of eastern regions. The rest of the country is expected to experience below normal rainfall with occasional light rains.

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 SEASONAL FORECAST for June to August 2017

Lake Victoria Basin and Central

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 conditions.

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

The region is experiencing occasional showers and thunderstorms, which are expected to continue up to mid-June. Thereafter, moderate dry conditions are expected to set in and persist up to the end of the season. Near normal (average) rainfall is expected over this region. Overall dry conditions punctuated with light showers and thunderstorms are expected to prevail over this region during this season.

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

The region is experiencing some outbreaks of light showers and thunderstorms that are likely to continue up to early June when the dry conditions are expected to set in. This is likely to extend up to late July/early August giving way to occasional rains until the end of the season. Overall, near normal (average) rainfall is expected over this region.

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

This region is experiencing intermittent rains which are expected to continue up to early June when dry conditions are expected to set in and continue up to early/mid August. Thereafter, steady rains are expected to occur and continue up to the end of the forecast period. There are high chances for dry conditions to dominate during this season punctuated by light showers. Overall, near normal (average) rainfall with a tendency to below normal (suppressed) rainfall over most parts of the region.

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

The seasonal rains being experienced over this region are on a decline although they are expected to continue up to early June when the dry conditions are expected to set in up to mid-August. Thereafter, occasional outbreaks of showers are expected to get established and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of near normal to below normal (average to suppressed) rainfall over most parts of the region.

Eastern

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

The rains which are being experienced over this region are expected to continue up to early June when the dry conditions are expected to begin and prevail up to late July/early August. Thereafter, occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms are likely to prevail up to the end of the forecast period. Overall, there are high chances of near normal (average) rainfall conditions over this region.

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

The rains being experienced over this region are expected to continue up to mid-June. Thereafter, a relaxation of the rainfall is likely to extend up to mid- July, when steady rains will set in and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of near normal (average) rainfall with the tendency to above normal (above average).

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

The region is experiencing occasional showers and thunderstorms punctuated with some dry spells which are expected to continue up to late July/early August, when a reduction in the rainfall is likely to be experienced until the end of the season. Overall, near normal (average) rainfall conditions are likely to prevail over most parts of the region during the forecast period.

Northern

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

The region is experiencing seasonal rains punctuated with short lived dry spells which are expected continue with a relaxation around late July.  This condition is expected to persist up to the end of the season. Overall, normal (average) rainfall is expected to prevail over this region

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

The region has been experiencing wet conditions since late April. The rainfall is expected to continue up to early July giving way to a slight relaxation. Thereafter, outbreaks of isolated showers are likely to pick up and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances for this region receiving near normal (average) to above normal (above average) rainfall.

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

The period June, July and August (JJA) is normally a rainy season for this region.  The region is likely to experience a continuation of the rainfall up to early July when a reduction in the rains is expected. Thereafter, steady rains are expected to set in and to extend up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances for this region receiving near normal (average) with a tendency to above normal (above average) rains over this forecast period.

Western

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

This region is experiencing moderate rainfall characterized by dry spells. This condition is expected to persist up to around late June when the dry conditions are expected to begin and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, near normal to below normal rainfall (average to suppressed rainfall) is expected to prevail over most parts of the region.

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

The region is receiving declining intermittent light rains which are likely to persist up to early June. Thereafter, dry conditions are expected to set in and continue up to mid-August when isolated outbreak of light showers is expected to set in and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, below normal (suppressed) rainfall (dry conditions) is expected to be experienced over most parts of the region.

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