By Gerald Tenywa
The northern part of Uganda should expect moderate to light rainfall this week, according to the week’s forecast by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC).
“Moderate rainfall (50-200 mm) expected over southern Sudan, much of South Sudan, isolated areas in western Eritrea, western and northern Ethiopia, northern Uganda, and isolated areas in western Kenya,” the centre says in its report.
Light rainfall, that is of less than 50 mm, is also expected in central and northern parts of Uganda.
Other areas that will also experience light rains will be central and eastern Sudan, south-eastern South Sudan, parts of central and eastern Ethiopia, western Eritrea, central to southern Somalia, Djibouti, eastern and southern Tanzania, as well as coastal and western Kenya.
Accredited by the World Meteorological Organisation, ICPAC provides climate services to 11 East African countries.
The services aim at creating resilience in a region deeply affected by climate change and extreme weather.
Meanwhile drier than usual weather conditions are expected over northern Ethiopia, western Eritrea, isolated areas in South Sudan, southern and central Sudan, western Kenya, and central to northern Uganda.
Uganda is also among the countries that should expect moderate to high temperatures especially over central to northern Uganda.
“Moderate to high temperatures (20 – 32℃) expected over South Sudan, central to southern Sudan, eastern and northern Kenya, north-western and eastern Tanzania, Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and central to northern Uganda,” says the ICPAC forecast.