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Cold Wave

Marked cooling of the air over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO

Uganda: Why heat and cold waves displaced El-Nino rain

12 Jan 2016, Monitor Publications Ltd, Nation Media Group

The weatherman warned Ugandans that the El Niño rain was going to ravage the country up to February, reports the Daily Monitor. However, the script has been changing with the early 'January heat wave' and lately, the cold wave. Many citizens are now questioning the accuracy of the weather forecasts while others are thankful that they have been spared the destruction that comes with the rains....



Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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