Monthly National Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Bulletin - Vol. 01 Issue No. 11: 15th September to 15th October 2017
Early Warnings by Region
Acholi: Conditions are close to average but remain under “watch” for most districts in the region due to poor rainfall during July except for Kitgum that is above average due to increased rainfall leading to favorable conditions in the district.
Central: Favorable conditions are reported throughout with exception of Kalangala and Buvuma were conditions are under “watch”. Conditions are improving due to continuous rains received throughout August and projected above average rainfall during September to December season (SOND). However, there have also been reports of cassava mosaic disease in the region.
East Central & Elgon: “Watch” conditions across the region are reported and expected to improve due to continued rains throughout August in Elgon, Mixed conditions ranging from poor in Bukwa, Butaleja, Kapchorwa and Tororo to watch for the rest of the districts.
Karamoja: Late planting was completed and the region is experiencing watch conditions due to a fall in rainfall pattern between late July and early August. However, pasture conditions are expected to remain above average and improve further due to late rains received at the end of August. Army worms affecting sorghum have also been reported in Napak District.
Lango & Teso: Both regions are largely under watch due to below average rainfall early August causing dry conditions. Conditions are however, projected improve due to near normal to above normal rainfall during SOND.
Western: Mixed conditions ranging from favorable in Kiriyandongo, Masindi, Hoima and Buliisa to watch for the remainder of the region. Steady near normal rainfall is expected to begin mid-September and will likely lead to favorable crop conditions.
Southwestern: The region has had a poor start of season with three-month rainfall less than 50% of average. Crop are off to a poor start and the below normal rainfall projected in part of the region will likely lead to persistent poor conditions mid-season.
West Nile: Conditions are favorable in Nebbi, Maracha Moyo and Arua. Watch conditions prevail in the rest of the districts but conditions will likely improve with average to above average harvest.