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:
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:
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.
Dry conditions persisted across the country with exception of two isolated cases, within Lake Victoria Basin, and South western region which had marginal wet conditions. The highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 12.8 mm recorded in a single day at Kituza Coffee research station in Mukono district followed by 7.1mm recorded at Kabale station.
During the period 11th-20th January, 2017, the country experienced very hot conditions with average maximum temperatures ranging from 27.30C to 39.20C which was slightly higher than the previous period of 26.40C to 36.30C. The mean minimum temperatures for this period of 8 to 18.9 degrees centigrade were instead lower than those in previous dekad ( 11.9 to 19.1 degrees centigrade) were recorded respectively at Kabale and Kampala weather stations.
During the period from 21st – 31st January 2017, sunny and dry conditions are expected to continue in most parts of the country, while Lake Victoria basin and some parts of the Southwestern region are expected to experience some light isolated showers over a few areas. Overall hazy and windy conditions are expected to continue prevailing over the country.
Dry conditions persisted across the country with exception of isolated areas within Lake Victoria Basin, Central and Southwestern regions that had marginal wet conditions. The highest amount of rainfall recorded during this period was 30.8 mm at Mpanga Tea Factory in Kyenjojo district followed by 22.3 mm at Bushenyi station.
During the period 1st-10th January, 2017, the country still experienced warm to very hot conditions with average maximum temperatures ranging from 26.4 to 36.3 degrees centigrade. The mean minimum temperatures for this period of 11.9 to 19.1 degrees centigrade were recorded respectively at Kabale and Kampala weather stations.
The month of January 2017 is still dry and the water level in Lake Victoria basin has been constantly diminishing. Lake Kyoga basin is fed by Lake Victoria through Victoria Nile therefore the impact is shared by both basins if all catchments have not received significant rainfall.