HEAVY rains are expected in most parts of the country, with the mountainous districts predicted to be most affected as the season reaches its peak.
A weather forecast by the meteorological department said the rain season has entered its mature phase which will see some areas getting floods due to a moderate El-Nino phenomenon predicted last month.
â€œAs we enter the mature phase of El-Nino complemented by warm temperature anomalies, the country may experience widespread heavy rains reaching flood levels in some parts between October and early December,â€ the report said.
It said the impact of the rains would vary from region to region.
The south-western region, which comprises Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Mbarara and Bushenyi districts, is projected to have heavy rains, which may reach flood levels in some areas between early November and early December.
The Lake Victoria Basin, which has been experiencing showers, will have intensified rains this month up to December.
Thereafter, the rains are expected to decline to moderate levels.
West Nile districts are expected to have heavy rains up to mid-November. The rains will then subside, leading to moderate dry conditions by early December.
In the eastern region, rains are expected to last up to mid-December, with the exception of the Mt. Elgon area, where persistent rains are expected to reach flood levels throughout this month.
The report said the rains would decline in Karamoja earlier than other regions.
Heavy rains coming