By Edward Anyoli
The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has issued a warning about the impact of February’s weather.
Report signed by the acting executive director, Bob Alex Ogwang, indicates that warm temperatures are likely to prevail this month.
The population has been asked to take precautions to guard against the increased risk of diseases.
According to the report, the highest temperatures are expected to range from 30°C to 32°C and above across most parts of the northern, eastern, and around Kyoga Basin regions.
The weather forecast that was issued February 5, 2024, predicts foggy conditions, leading to an elevated risk of eye diseases and respiratory issues.
The report emphasises the importance of health education and awareness campaigns, urging communities to prioritize good sanitation and personal hygiene practices to prevent disease outbreaks. Additionally, motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving in foggy and hazy conditions.
Furthermore, the report highlights that the rainfall in January 2024 is a continuation of the September to December rainfall, which has persisted in most parts of the country. Substantial rainfall has been observed in areas such as the Lake Victoria basin and the Eastern parts of the country.
Regarding the temporal distribution of rainfall, the Entebbe water resource department station in Wakiso district and Karengere station in Rubanda district experienced the highest number of rainy days, with each station recording 19 days of rain activity in the month.