Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA ) on Saturday warned of strong winds and large waves on Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake.
the UNMA said in a statement that sailors and islanders are likely to be affected by the change in weather patterns.
“Starting July 24-25 the lake is going to experience strong winds of 25 kts and very large waves of more than two meters which are likely to have reduced by Monday,” said the statement signed on July 23, 2021 by David Elweru, the Executive Director of UNMA says.
“People living on islands, fishermen and the entire maritime industry should be on high alert. Strong winds may blow off the roofs, uproot trees and cause structural damage,” it added.
Lake Victoria is shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. In May 2020, Lake Victoria recorded its highest ever water level, 13.42 meters, according to government figures.
Meanwhile, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) also warned in its daily weather forecasts from July 24th, 2021 of strong winds in the eastern part of the country. “Strong southerly winds of over 25 knots (12.5m/s) expected over the eastern half of the country,” KMD partly says in its weather outlook across the country
5m/s) expected over the eastern half of the country,” KMD partly says in its weather outlook across the country