Uganda Climate Change Findings
This factsheet supplies the raw data behind USAID’s climate vulnerability assessment for Uganda.
Through charts and explanations, it gives current climate information as well as climate change projections for this central African country. These are broken into data on Uganda’s general climate, internal variability, and long-term trends.
Annual rainfall is not projected to significantly change between now and 2045, but there may be more rain from December through February - historically the dry season. This could have a significant impact on livestock and agriculture — especially on perennial crops and post-harvest activities.
A warming trend, it states, will continue at a slightly higher rate through 2045.
The factsheet explains techniques and tools used to develop the climate projections. These include: general circulation models and downscaling techniques. It also notes that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends multi-model and multi-scenario approaches and assessment of the range of projected climate changes to address uncertainty concerning future emissions, as well as the imperfect representation of climate processes and interactions in the models.