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Table 4 Meteorological indicators used to predict onset of rainfall in Uganda and Tanzania

From: Indigenous knowledge for seasonal weather and climate forecasting across East Africa

Meteorological indicators (%) Hoima Rakai Lushoto
Appearance of dark clouds 100 91.7  
Direction and strength of wind 95.0 80.0 35.1
High temperatures 85.0 91.7 74.0
Lightning and thunder with no rain 73.3 81.7 57.0
Less dew on grass/plants 21.7 38.3  
Appearance of white clouds in the evening    15.6
High humidity and temperature    9.1
N 60 60 77