During the period 1st - 10th May, 2017, dry conditions persisted over Karamoja sub-region, West Nile region and along the Western Stretch through Albertine region to South Western Uganda. Substantial rainfall was received in the Lake Victoria region and parts of central region. The highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 189.1 mm at Entebbe National Meteorological Center (NMC) in Wakiso district, followed by 182.3 mm at Entebbe directorate of Water Resource Development (DRWD) station still in Wakiso district. The least amount of rainfall reported was 0.5 mm at Kotido station, and followed by 1.2 mm for both Arua and Kitgum Station. 

Dekadal bulletin for 1st - 10th May 2017 has the detailed performance of temperature and water levels in this period as well as the forecast for the next dekadal (11th - 20th May 2017).  

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During the period 21st - 30th April, 2017, dry conditions persisted over most parts West Nile, Western, Southwestern, and Karamoja regions. Substantial rainfall was received in the Lake Victoria region and parts of Central region. Mid-Northern region covering Lamwo, Kitgum Amuru, Kole, Gulu Alepton, and Amolatar to Central Teso also received substantial rainfall. According to stations that reported, the highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 180.9 mm at Katigondo seminary in Kalungu district, followed by 172.5mm at Entebbe Meteorological station in Wakiso district. The least amount of rainfall reported was 2.3 mm at Moroto station, and followed by 11.1 mm at Paimol Subcounty county headquarters in the Northern region.

Dekadal bulletin for 21st - 30th April 2017 has the detailed performance of temperature and water levels in this period as well as the forecast for the next dekadal (1st - 10th May 2017).  

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During the period 11th - 20th April, 2017, dry conditions persisted over most parts of Western, South Western, and Karamoja sub region. Moderate rainfall was received along the central stretch of the country, starting from West Nile region, through Masindi to Kayunga and patches in the Mount Elgon sub region in the Eastern region. According to stations that reported, the highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 140.5mm at Zale primary School in Zombo district followed by 125.3 mm at Mbulamuti station in Kamuli district. 

During the period 11th - 20th April, 2017, the country experienced warm to hot conditions with average maximum temperatures ranging from 23.8 0C to 32.7 0C. These average maximum temperature extremes were recorded at Kabale and Wadelai weather stations respectively. Overall, the highest of the observed daily maximum temperatures of 38.6 0C occurred at Wadelai in Nebbi district. The mean minimum temperatures for this period of 12.60C to 19.2 0C were also recorded respectively at Kabale and Wadelai weather stations.

Detailed dekadal bulletin is available in: 

 Detailed Dekadal bulletin for 11th - 20th April 2017

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Dry conditions persisted over most parts in Western, Eastern and Karamoja sub-region. Lake Victoria Basin and some isolated areas within West Nile; Northern, Central and southwestern regions experienced moderate wet conditions. According to stations that reported, the highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 146.3mm at Kampala station followed by 134.2 mm at Ntusi hydro-meteorological station in Sembabule district. 

During the period 21st-31st March 2017, the country experienced warm to hot conditions with average maximum temperatures ranging from 24.50C to 33.80C. These average maximum temperatures were recorded at Kabale and Wadelai weather stations respectively. Overall, the highest of the observed daily maximum temperatures of 36.90C occurred at Wadelai weather station. 

The detailed features of rainfall, temperature and water level performance across the country are depicted in: 

Detailed Dekadal bulletin for 21st - 31st March 2017

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During the period of 11th-20th March 2017, the country was relatively dry with very light to moderate rainfall. Most of the, West Nile, Northern and Karamoja regions received very light rainfall. Lake Victoria Basin, parts of Central, Western and Southwestern regions received moderate rainfall. The highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 146.5mm recorded at Mpanga tea estate in Kyenjojo district, followed by 97mm recorded at Bundibugyo station in Bundibugyo district. 

The the country experienced warm to very hot conditions with average maximum temperatures ranging from 25.8 to 36.7 degrees centigrade. These average maximum temperature extremes were recorded at Kabale and Wadelai weather stations respectively. Overall, the highest of the observed daily maximum temperatures of 39.2 0C occurred at Wadelai.

During the second ten-day period of March, Lake Victoria water levels showed unsteady variations as from 10th to 16th there was steady decrease and then started rising from 16th to 20th due to some rainfall received in areas within Lake Victoria catchment. Lake Kyoga received rain above 10mm which has led to a steady increase in water levels of Lake Kyoga. 

As an advisory: 

  • Communities are hereby strongly advised to put in place water harvesting facilities in their homesteads as the season gets established.
  • Intensive planting activities should be encouraged to fully exploit the rains for production during the season.
  • Drainage channels and trenches should be regularly reopened to contain heavy runoff.
  • This is the period for handling water and sanitation issues very seriously in order to control the spread of water borne diseases.

For the third dekad for March 2017, it is forecatsed that areas within the Northern region of the country are likely to experience enhanced wet conditions. The remaining sector of the country including the Central, parts of Eastern and Southwestern regions are expected to continue with wet conditions, while the Lake Victoria basin is likely to have a slight reduction in wet conditions.

Detailed Dekadal bulletin for 11th - 20th March 2017

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