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Meteorological authority opposes merger, urges govt for more equipment for it’s operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After the five-day reflection on water resources and the environment, coinciding with International Meteorological Day, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has appealed to the government to provide the necessary equipment for its operations instead of considering rationalization. UNMA is one of the statutory agencies …

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Forecasts indicate rains expected to exceed normal levels

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | In several parts of Uganda people will hardly be able to separate between the two rainy seasons of this year as the second season starts. This is because of the intermittent rains that have been experienced since June 2023, through August even when it …

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Beware of erratic rains – UNMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Meteorological Authority-UNMA has explained that the rainy season is yet to end despite the current dry and hot weather conditions. According to UNMA, people and organizations whose activities are influenced by rain should note the changes in the weather conditions and adjust …

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Ugandans warned of abrupt rains in January 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s weather body warned Ugandans to continue to expect abrupt rain in the traditionally dry January-February period because of climate shifts. Motorists have particularly been urged to exercise caution while on the road because the weather changes come with fog and hazy conditions that affect …

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Crops wither in Acholi as second rainy season delays

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is looming fear of famine in several areas of the Acholi sub-region as crops are withering away due to the delayed return of the second rainy season. The region hasn’t received adequate rainfall for more than a month now, leaving many farmers distraught as …

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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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Ankole region gets UGX 12Bn weather radar

Rwampara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Meteorological Authority has set up a 12 billion Shillings weather radar station for the western region. A weather radar is an observational instrument used in meteorology to identify and picture various types of precipitation such as rain, snow or hail, measure their …

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UNMA urges farmers to take advantage of current rains to prepare farmlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA has advised agriculturalists to use the current off seasonal rain patterns to prepare their farmlands. This follows some occasional rains experienced in most parts of the country since January 14, 2022, after the dry season associated with the recent high temperatures. …

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Innovations fund receives UGX 30 billion for science research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak – RIF) has received new funding worth 30 Billion Shillings to support local science innovations. Prof. William Bazeyo confirmed the funding saying that the innovations targeted are those that address the National Development Plan (NDP 3) that …

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