By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA
The meteorological organizations of Kenya and Uganda have warned of strong winds which may be destructive especially in the Lake Victoria islands and surrounding areas.
~Currently the winds experienced on Lake Victoria are southerly of around 15 knots but starting tomorrow on 24th July,2021 to 25th July 2021, the lake is going to experience strong winds of more than 25 knots very large waves of more than 2 metres which are likely to have reduced by Monday 26th, 2021,” says a release from the Uganda National Meteorological Authority.
The release notes that areas are people living on the islands in Lake Victoria. It warns fishermen and the entire maritime industry to be on high alert.
“Strong winds may blow off the roofs, uproot trees and cause structural damage. Large waves may cause capsizing of boats and threaten the lives of those using them. All are urged to listen to local media as updates will be provided if conditions change significantly,” the release signed on July 23, 2021 by David Elweru, the Executive Director of UNMA says.
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