Uganda Is To Experience Heavy Rains And Floods This Month, Meteorologists Warn
By MELANIE AANYU
The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has issued a warning that landslides and flooding are likely to occur in several parts of the country this month.
According to the UNMA’s seasonal weather forecast for August 2022, the Northern, Eastern, and Western parts of Uganda are most likely to receive increased rainfall, potentially leading to more climate disasters.
The meteorological authority said that the rains are expected in West Nile, Acholi, Lango, Karamoja, parts of Eastern and Midwestern Uganda.
The authority also warned that the most vulnerable areas would be low-lying areas such as Teso, Elgon, and Butaleja, as well as flash floods in urban areas such as Kampala, Elegu, and Amuru.
The warning comes in the aftermath of the devastating floods that swept through the Eastern Uganda districts of Mbale and Kapchorwa over the weekend, killing at least 29 people and leaving many more missing.