Government warns of floods ,mudslides in coming days


NEWS-Government through the National Metrological Authority has warned the public to  prepare for floods and mudslides in different parts of the country as it is expected to rain consecutively for next 10 days.

The Uganda National Metrological Authority says , the rainfall forecast for this period shows that substantial rainfall activity is expected to continue in areas found in the southwestern (Kigezi and Ankole subregions), the Rwenzori subregion, the Bunyoro subregion, Central, Lake Victoria basin, Lake Kyoga basin, West Nile and Acholi subregion. 

UNMA notes that temperature extremes do not differ much from the previous decade, according to weather forecast indicates that the northern part of the country, particularly in West Nile, Acholi and Lango subregions will be much warmer or hotter than the rest of the country. 

The lowest temperatures of up to 80C are forecast to occur over the much higher areas in the highlands of Rwenzori and Elgon. 

Authorities also said that majority of the areas in the southern cattle corridor, central and a few areas in Karamoja are expected to experience minimum temperatures between 140C and 180C.

However, water and pasture conditions are expected to improve in most areas in the cattle corridor.