receive enhanced rainfall.
5.0 Updated forecast for April and May 2013
Overall, there is an increased likelihood of
near normal to abovenormal
rainfall (more rain than usual) over most parts of Uganda. Thebreakdown of the forecast for each region is given as follows:
Eastern Lake Victoria and South Eastern:
(Jinja, Kamuli, Iganga,Bugiri, Luuka, Namutumba, Buyende, Kaliro, Busia and Tororo) districts
The onset of the seasonal rains was as forecasted. Steady rainswere experienced by end of March and with the period mid toend of April punctuated by occasional dry spells. The seasonalrains with occasional heavy storms reaching flood levels areexpected to continue until end of May with cessation of rainsexpected in Early June. Overall, the region has a high chance of receiving near normal to above normal rains.
(Pallisa, Budaka, Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa,Kapchorwa, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Serere, Amolatar, Butaleja, Bulambuli,Kween, Bukedea, and Ngora) districts.
The onset of the seasonal rains was as forecasted towards theend of March with steady rains experienced by early April butpunctuated by occasional dry spells. The seasonal rains areexpected to continue until late May and cessation by early June. The region is expected to experience near normal to abovenormal rainfall.
North Eastern region:
Katakwi, Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Napak,Amudat, Amuria, and Kaabong) districts
The onset of the seasonal rains was delayed in this region andsteady rains experienced by mid April but punctuated by occasional dry spells. This region received the lowest rainfalltotals for both the month of March and April. The intermittentseasonal rains are expected to continue until early June andcessation by mid June. The region is expected to experience nearnormal rainfall.
Eastern northern Parts:
Lira, Kitgum, Agago, Otuke, Pader, Kole, Dokolo Kaberamaido,Otuke) districts
The onset of the seasonal rains was as forecasted at thebeginning of April with steady rains experienced by mid to late