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UNMA forecasts short seasonal rains across Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA is predicting a concurrence of a prevalent dry spell and enhanced rainfalls in the different parts of the country. Despite the prevailing enhanced seasonal rains in the country, the meteorological authority forecasts a dry spell that will soon be …

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Heavy rains wash away small bridges in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Heavy rains in Bugoye Sub County Kasese District have washed away several makeshift bridges. Residents say, the rains have also led to flooding in several gardens along Mubuku River, which could lead to hunger as well as increased cases of malaria and waterborne diseases. …

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Light rains bring sigh of relief to farmers in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current light rains being experienced in parts of Acholi sub region have excited some farmers. The region experienced a month-long drought that left many farmers hopeless. Several hectares of crops planted in the first season had begun withering, owing to the scorching heat sparking …

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‘Rain for the next five days’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA has warned of unusually heavy rainfall over the next five days. The authority attributes the anticipated rains and recent downpours to the moist winds blowing from Indian Ocean and Congo forests. Recent rains have caused flooding, killed people and …

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URA explains tower leaks after hailstorm hits Nakawa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Heavy rain with strong winds today hit Nakawa, momentarily affecting operations one of the 23 floors of the new Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Tower. Water leaked onto the work area, through the louvers. URA confirmed the development, saying they will come up with a …

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More rain expected next week-Regional forecast

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Widespread moderate to very heavy rains are expected to continue through much of the region next week, according to a regional forecast issued this week. The forecasters in a report released by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWNET), warn that the rains are expected …

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MOTORING: Driving in the rain

Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | Do you know the best precautions to take and how to practice safe driving in the wet weather? Here are some tips can add on your list: Before driving: • Make sure all vehicle lights are working properly: headlights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights, …

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Rain spoils Ferrari’s 70th birthday party preparations

Monza, Italy | AFP | The fans flocked to the party, the team wore celebratory uniforms and the boss admitted emotions were running high. Only the weather failed to oblige on Saturday when Ferrari hoped to mark their 70th anniversary at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix with a memorable tribute to …

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