By Gerald Tenywa
Parts of south-western Uganda should expect moderate rains, according to the weekly weather forecast for the Greater Horn of Africa released by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) on Tuesday (March 07) .
ICPAC operates under the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which is a regional body. Uganda subscribes as a member.
“Moderate rainfall is expected in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, southern Uganda and parts of central Ethiopia. Temperature is predicted to be warmer than average in most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA),” stated ICPAC weekly forecast for March 07-14.
South-western Uganda should expect moderate rain between 50mm and 200mm, according to the weather forecast.
Light rains in northeast
While the fortunes of the population in south-western Uganda are likely to change for the better in the coming days, less than 50mm of rain is expected in parts of south-eastern to north-eastern Uganda.
This is referred to as light rains by ICPAC’s weekly forecast report.
In eastern Uganda, dry conditions are expected to prevail over the area, according to the weekly forecast.
Temperature is predicted to be warmer than average in most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.
“Moderate to hot temperatures between 20-32 ℃ expected over most parts of Uganda,” stated the report.
ICPAC is a climate centre accredited by the World Meteorological Organisation that provides climate services to 11 East African countries including Uganda.
The services offered by ICPAC aim at creating resilience in a region deeply affected by climate change and extreme weather.