Overall Green alert Drought for Central Western Europe-2022
in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden,

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015605
Name: Central Western Europe-2022
Countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden,
Start Date: End of Feb 2022
Duration: 177 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 259545 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 69 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Feature: Drought-hit Europe sees impacts on people's livelihoods2022-08-18T14:55+0200.

LELYSTAD, the Netherlands, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Viewed from the sky, the Afsluitdijk is like a long wall running 32 kilometers straight through the sea, defending Lake IJssel, the largest freshwater lake in the Netherlands, from the intrusio
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Feature: Drought-hit Europe sees impacts on people's livelihoods2022-08-18T14:50+0200.

LELYSTAD, the Netherlands, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Viewed from the sky, the Afsluitdijk is like a long wall running 32 kilometers straight through the sea, defending Lake IJssel, the largest freshwater lake in the Netherlands, from the intrusio
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Negli ultimi 20 anni gli incendi boschivi sono raddoppiati2022-08-18T08:09+0200.

La distruzione delle foreste di tutto il mondo sta accelerando precipitosamente, soprattutto a causa degli incendi . Rispetto all’inizio del secolo è raddoppiata la superficie boschiva scomparsa. In confronto al 2001, gli incendi devastano
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Europe’s destructive wildfires equivalent to one-fifth of Belgium in s ... 2022-08-17T19:09+0200.

TOPSHOT - Firefighters operate at the site of a wildfire in Pumarejo de Tera near Zamora, northern Spain, on June 18, 2022. - Firefighters continued to fight against multiple fires in Spain, one of which ravaged nearly 20,000 hectares of la
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Analytical report

04/Aug/2022 07:50 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),