10 Day Expected Rainfall Report 28th June- 08th July, 2016-CHAI

TEN DAY EXPECTED RAINFALL SITUATION: 29th June- 8th July, 2016

Date of issue: 28 June, 2016

Dry conditions are expected to prevail over  most areas of Soroti, Nakasongola and Sembabule during this short period and this is likely to  continue to affect  annual crops not yet  at maturity phases. Localised irrigation(watering) is necessary for those crops at their flowering stages.

The expected rainfall situation during the  coming ten days has been summarised in the following table:

District Subcounties Rainfall situation  valid date 28 June to 8th  July 2016
Soroti Tubur Dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 2-5th July 2016.
Katine  Dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 2-5th July 2016.
Kamuda Dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 2-5th July 2016.
Arapai Dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4-6th July 2016.
Asuret Dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 2-5th July2016.
Gweri  Dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 2-5th July2016
Nakasongola Lwampanga Mostly  dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Kalongo Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Kakoge Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Nakitoma Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Nabiswera Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Nakasongola Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Kalungi Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Lwabyata Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 3-5th July2016.
Sembabule Matete Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4- 6th July 2016
Mijwala Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4- 6th July 2016
Lwebitakuli Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4- 6th July 2016
Ntusi Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4- 6th July 2016
Lugusulu Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4- 6th July 2016
Lwemiyaga Mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail with limited chances of rain 4- 6th July 2016

 

Recent weather implications on agriculture

  • Mid June 2016, was characterised by some wet conditions across most areas in the districts and this  gave a temporary but  marginal relief of the negative implications of  prolonged dry spells and rainfall recession over crops in flowering stages.
  • Results of rainfall distribution from active weather stations in the respective districts in context have been provided. For details, refer to figure 1, below.

 

Advisories

  •  With impacts of anticipated dry condtions , watering of planted crops is necessary particularly those which have not yet attained maturity phase .
  • Health authorities should reposition necessary resources and essentials  as malarial cases   are expected to increase  with re-emergence of drycondtions after a wetspell in mid and late June 2016.
  • The district production departments are advised to guide small scale farmers  on feasible  water harvesting and storage technologies based on available local resources

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Figure 1: Rainfall performance in Nakasongola, Sembabule and Soroti districts for the period 1-20th June 2016