The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has issued warnings regarding upcoming heavy rain and extremely high temperatures.
According to the Dekadal Agromet Bulletin released by UNMA on November 10, it is anticipated that more rains will be experienced between November 11 and November 20.
“The forecast for this period indicates that substantial rainfall activity is expected to continue in areas found in the southwestern (Kigezi and Ankole) sub-regions, the Rwenzori Sub-region, the Bunyoro sub-region, Central, Lake Victoria basin, Lake Kyoga basin, West Nile and Acholi Sub-region,” reads in part the weather report, adding: “There is a potential for flooding and mudslides to occur in such areas given the fact that the soils could be already saturated.”
According to Kampala Capital City Authority, Mulwana Road, Industrial Area, Meat Packers, Port bell, Mukwano near the Kibuli Police Barracks, Kanywankoko in Kitintale, areas near Lugogo Mall, and Kasanga-Ggaba have been identified as flood prone areas.
Parts of northern Uganda like West Nile, Acholi and Lango sub-regions are expected to be warmer or hotter than the rest of the country with maximum temperatures ranging from 28 to 32 degrees Celsius.
To that effect, farmers with livestock have been advised to store water for the future and the communities in areas expected to receive heavy rainfall have been advised to devise ways to avoid stagnant water around homes.