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National Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Bulletin 

Source: Government of Uganda

Date: 15 October - 15 November 2017

Early Warnings by Region:  

South western: During August at the start of the second season rainfall and planting season, below normal rainfall was received, but the rainfall trend picked up to above normal in September. Therefore, favourable conditions in districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo; and watch conditions in the districts along in the cattle corridor extending to the Western region.

Western: Mixed conditions ranging from favourable in Ntoroko, Kabaale, Bulisa, Bundibugyo, Kiryandongo and Masindi and “watch” conditions reported in districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Kibaale and Kyenjojo. However, conditions are expected to improve due to persistent rainfall received throughout the month of September.

Central 1: Most districts in the region received exceptional rainfall during the month of September and conditions are “favourable” with exception of Kalangala district that is under “watch” conditions. Central 2: “Favourable” conditions reported across the region with exception of Buvuma district were conditions are “poor” and way below the average. However, conditions are highly expected to improve further due to above normal rainfall received at end of the month of September.

East Central and Elgon Region: Conditions have continued to improve in the region to “favourable” due to above average rainfall from late August and throughout the month of September. Teso, Lango, Acholi & West Nile: Most districts in the regions received above normal rainfall throughout the month of September with the pattern estimated to continue towards end of November and crop conditions are reported “favourable”.

Karamoja: The region is under its harvesting season, but pasture conditions are “favourable” due to a high increase in the rainfall pattern throughout the month of September. However Fall Army worm infestation was reported in all districts in the region which greatly affected the crop yield. 

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