Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 12 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 393 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 583026 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Heartbreaking photos of Australia's deadly bush fires as whole towns a ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:13:00 +0100.

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Global warming linked to floods, bushfiresFri, 15 Nov 2019 19:41:00 +0100.

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Incendi Australia: a Port Macquary la cenere invade le spiagge e l’ari ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:29:00 +0100.

A causa degli incendi boschivi scoppiati nel Nuovo Galles del Sud, in Australia, a si sono registrati i livelli di qualità dell’aria più bassi al mondo con un inquinamento atmosferico pari a 1.739 della , maggiore persino di New Delhi , e t
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),