• Sensitisation about Weather Instruments:
    Sensitisation about Weather Instruments:

    Under its mandate to promote and monitor weather and climate, UNMA offers opportunities to sensitise the public about weather instruments and their uses to inform weather predictions and advisories.

  • Painting Competitions:
    Painting Competitions:

    Jubilation of the painting awards by the winning schools at the 2018 World Meteorological Celebrations in Lira District.

  • Painting Competitions:
    Painting Competitions:

    Various schools participated in painting competitions about 'weather and how it affects communities'. The best schools were offered awards at the 2018 World Meteorological Day.

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    Schools, exhibitors, UNMA staff, partner organisations (public and private), funders and the rest of the public marching through Lira town at the Meteorological Day celebrations.

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    The Director UNMA and the guest of Honour (RDC of Lira), presiding over the celebrations in Lira District.

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    Theme: 'Weather-Ready, Climart Smart'. Uganda joined the rest of the world to ensure that meteorological services are timely and effectively manage increasing climate related hazards like heavy rains and droughts.  

  • 2018 World Meteorological Day:
    2018 World Meteorological Day:

    Release of a hydrogen inflated weather ballon by the RDC of Lira District with the support of UNMA staff.

  • June to August 2018 Rainfall Forecast
    June to August 2018 Rainfall Forecast
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 SEASONAL OUTLOOK for June to August 2018

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 Normal to below normal rainfall punctuated with occasional light rainfall conditions. Sector advisories and explanatory notes to terminologies are available in June to August 2018 Rainfall Forecast Bulletin.

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

The region has been experiencing seasonal showers and thunderstorms, which are expected to continue up to end of early/Mid June. Thereafter, relatively dry conditions are expected to set in and persist up to the end of July, and thereafter, outbreaks of isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to get established until the end of the season. Overall, normal (average) rainfall with tendency towards above normal is expected over this region.

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

The region is experiencing showers and thunderstorms that are likely to continue up to early/mid of June when the dry conditions are expected to set in and likely to extend up to mid-July giving way to occasional rains until the end of the rainfall season. Overall, normal (average) rainfall with a tendency to above average is expected over this area.

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

This region is experiencing seasonal rains which are expected to continue up to early / mid June when dry conditions punctuated with light rain are expected to set in and continue up to end of July, then occasional rains are expected up to the end of the forecast period. Overall, near normal (near average) rainfall with a tendency to below normal (below average) rainfall over most parts of the region.

Northern and Southern parts of Central: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Lyantonde, Kyotera and Rakai) districts

The rains being experienced over this region are expected to reduce by early/mid- June, there after dry conditions are expected to set in and continue up to mid-July when isolated showers and thunderstorms, 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 (near average) to below normal (below average) rainfall over most parts of the region.

Eastern

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

The seasonal rains being experienced over this region are expected to continue up to end of June, thereafter occasional rains punctuated by dry spells are expected until the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances of this region experiencing normal (average) to above normal (above average) rainfall.

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

The region is experiencing seasonal rains punctuated with some dry spells which are expected to continue up to end of June, when a reduction in the rainfall is expected to prevail until the end of the season. Overall, above normal (above average) conditions are expected over most parts of the region during the forecast period.

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/mid- June when the dry conditions are expected to begin and prevail up to July, thereafter, occasional outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms are expected to prevail up to the end of the rainfall season. Overall, there are high chances of this area receiving normal (average) with a tendency to above normal (above average) rainfall conditions over this region.

Northern

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

The region is experiencing seasonal rains punctuated with dry spells which condition is expected to continue up to the end of the season. Overall, above normal (above average) rainfall is expected prevail over this region during the forecast period.

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

The region has been experiencing wet conditions since early March which are expected to continue till end of June, when the rains are expected to reduce giving way to dry conditions associated with light showers that are expected to extend up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances for this region receiving above normal (above average) rainfall.

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

The period June to August (JJA) is normally a continuation of rain season for this region. The region has been experiencing wet conditions which are expected to continue up to July when a reduction in the rains is expected. Thereafter, steady rains are expected to set in and continue up to the end of the season. Overall, there are high chances for this region receiving above normal (above average) rainfall.

Western

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

This region is experiencing seasonal rainfall characterized by dry spells, though undergoing a gradual reduction. This condition is expected to persist up to around mid June when the dry conditions are expected to begin and continue till mid-July followed by wet conditions up to the end of forecast season. Overall, near normal (near average) to below normal (below average) rainfall is expected to prevail over most parts of the region.

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

The region has been receiving seasonal rains since February which are expected to end by early/mid-June. Thereafter, dry conditions are expected to set in and continue up to end of July when isolated outbreak of light showers is expected to prevail up to the end of the season. Overall, below normal (below average) rainfall is expected over most parts of the region.

 

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The PWS Division, which is a WMO Programme, is a collaborative function of the Directorate of Training and Research together with other UNMA Directorates as well as external stakeholders including the Media.

The Programme aims at;

  1. Dissemination of daily weather forecasts warnings of severe weather events (heavy rain, strong winds, lightning, heat waves, drought) and resultant disasters – floods, landslides for the general public, to save lives, livelihoods and property.
  2. Sensitization of the general public on the importance and use of daily weather forecasts, warnings of extreme weather events expected and other related information in the making of decisions.

In order to ensure the above, the PWS Division/Section is expected to;

  1. Coordinate the development of suitable IEC materials and promote partnership linkages for sustainable awareness creation.
  2. Coordinate the development and implementation of public education programmes about weather, climate and climate change.
  3. Coordinate the Popularization of Meteorology in Schools
  4. Coordinate UNMA’s participation in public events like exhibitions and shows

By providing this broad range of services Public Weather Service assists all user - groups from governmental policy makers and international aid agencies as well as businesses and individuals to make sound decisions that improve safety and cost efficiency.

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