Organization functions

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Below is an outline brief of what functions the public expect from the Uganda national Meteorological Authority;

  1. Provision of meteorological and climatological services to weather dependant sectors such as agriculture, forestry, water resources management, civil aviation, marine and the private sector including industry, commerce and public utilities for the better exploitation and utilization of natural resources for national development;
  2. Provision of tailored meteorological services to the aviation industry for the safety of the civil aviation operations in accordance to WMO and ICAO recommendations.
  3. Organization and administration of surface and upper air meteorological observations within our area of responsibility (Uganda geographical boundaries) and the publication of all relevant Climatological data;
  4. Maintenance of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information required for national and international use in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures;
  5. Co-ordination of research in the fields of meteorology and climatology including co-operation with other authorities in all aspects of applied meteorological research and the maintenance of the National Meteorological Library;

Evolvement of suitable training programmes in all fields of meteorology and other related scientific subjects which are relevant to the development of Uganda and other countries that may participate in the UNMA’s training activities.

Our Mandate

To promote, monitor weather and climate as well as provide weather predictions and advisories to Government and other stakeholders for use in sustainable development of the country

Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence on Weather and climate services for sustainable development of Uganda.

Our Mission

To contribute to overall national development through provision of quality customer focused cost effective and timely information for weather and climate services to all users.

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