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DETAILS: Uganda’s Seasonal Rainfall Outlook For June, July And August 2020

Overall, there is an increased likelihood of near normal to above normal (wetter than average) rainfall over several parts of the country Rain fall outlook for June,July and August 2020 suggests.

Western areas of Central region: (Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Kakumiro, Kasanda, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mubende, Sembabule, Western Masaka, Lyantonde, Kyotera and Rakai) districtsThis region has been experiencing wet conditions with a gradual reduction in rainfall activity. This situation is expected to persist up to around mid-June when dry conditions are expected to set in and continue till early /mid-July. Thereafter, occasional wet conditions will begin up to the end of the forecast period. Overall, near normal (near average) rainfall is expected to prevail over most parts of this region.

Eastern areas of Central region: (Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma) districtsThis region is currently experiencing moderate rains which are expected to continue up to early / mid June when relatively dry conditions are expected to set in and continue up to mid-July, eventually giving way to occasional rains up to the end of the forecast period. Overall, there is a high chance of near normal (near average) rainfall conditions with a slight tendency to above normal rainfall over most parts of the region.

Central and Western Lake Victoria region (Kalangala, Kampala, Wakiso, Eastern Masaka, Lwengo, Mpigi, Butambala, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, and Mityana) districtsThe region has been experiencing occasional showers and thunderstorms, which are expected to continue up to end of early/Mid June, when relatively dry conditions are expected to set in and persist up to mid-July. Thereafter, occasional showers (wet conditions) and thunderstorms are expected to get established until the end of the season. Overall, near normal (average) rainfall with a slight tendency to above normal rainfall is expected to prevail over this region.

Eastern Lake Victoria and South Eastern (Jinja, Mayuge, Kamuli, Iganga, Bugiri, Namayingo, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, Bugweri, Busia and Tororo) districts

The region is still experiencing rainfall activity that is likely to continue up to early/mid-June when the relatively dry conditions are expected to set in and persist up to mid-July. Thereafter, occasional rains punctuated by dry spell are expected to be established until the end of the forecast period. Overall, near normal (average) rainfall with a tendency to above average is expected over most parts of the region

Click here for details and key advisory from Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) about the forthcoming rainfall season

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