By Gerald Tenywa
Uganda and the neigbouring countries should brace themselves warmer and drier than usual conditions for the second week of April, according to the weekly rainfall forecast of April11-18, 2023.
“Warmer than usual temperatures forecasted over most parts of Sudan, central to northern parts of Somalia, most parts of Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania,” stated ICPAC. “The expected heavy rainfall is likely to cause floods in flood prone areas.”
ICPAC added, “Drier than usual conditions expected over southern South Sudan, western Kenya, much of Uganda, eastern Rwanda and parts of north-eastern Tanzania.
ICPAC is a Climate Center accredited by the World Meteorological Organization that provides Climate Services to 11 East African Countries. The services offered by ICPAC aim at creating resilience in a region deeply affected by climate change and extreme weather.
ICPAC operates under the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which is a regional body to which Uganda subscribes as a member.
Moderate rainfall (50-200mm) expected over western and southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, western and central parts of South Sudan, western and central to north-eastern Kenya, isolated areas in western Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and southern Tanzania
Light rainfall (less than 50 mm) expected over isolated areas in central to northern Somalia, most parts of Ethiopia, northern and southern South Sudan, Djibouti, central to western Uganda, and parts of eastern, and central Tanzania.
No rain for Karamoja
Dry conditions expected over Sudan, north-eastern Ethiopia, most parts of Eritrea, northern Somalia, parts of Djibouti and the Karamoja cluster.