Expect More Floods In April-May

  • Posted on: 15 March 2018
  • By: Presenters

Heavy rainfalls over the last few days are expected to reach peak levels mid next month across the country. According to Uganda National Meteorology Authority (UNMA) the peak rains will last until May in most of the regions.

Overall, the outlook says there is an increased probability for near normal rainfall over much of Uganda, except the western sector of the country which is expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall.

The National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC) says anticipated near normal rainfall patterns are likely to be occasionally accompanied by intense rainfall events that may lead to flash flooding in some localized places especially in Kampala city and other urban areas.

It says there is need to increase disease surveillance due to expected up-surges of epidemics of diseases that are prevalent during rainy seasons such as malaria, cholera, bilharzia and Typhoid fever.

The report says increases in lower respiratory diseases such as asthma due to humid conditions and allergies from some flowering plants are also expected.