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UNMA Executive Officer Dr David Elweru, says that the current rains are a result of the strengthening of Southern Pressure Systems whose orientation shifted the rainfall belt over the country consequently leading to the observed rainfall events.
The Uganda National Meteorological Authority –UNMA has advised agriculturalists to use the current off seasonal rain
patterns to prepare their farmland.
This follows some occasional rains experienced in most parts of the country since January 14, 2022,
after the dry season associated with the recent high temperatures. However, UNMA Executive
Officer Dr David Elweru, says that the current rains are a result of the strengthening of Southern Pressure Systems whose orientation shifted the rainfall
belt over the country consequently leading to the observed rainfall events.
In an advisory issued on Wednesday,
Dr Elweru explained that further outlook of the current rainfall is expected to gradually
reduce over most parts of the country in about one week and later on dry
conditions are expected to resume until the end of February. According to Dr Elweru, the overview
of the current rains spanning the period of December, January and February is
generally characterized by sunny, dry, hazy over most parts of the country.
Lillian Nkwenge, the Authority’s Principal
Public Relations Officer says the farming community in the country can take advantage
of the current rains to carry out land preparation in anticipation of the
first seasonal rains between the months of March and May.
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UNMA is a government-aided semi-autonomous agency mandated to offer
weather and climate services to analyse scientific research findings and
provide guidance on climate change.
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He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.