Overall Orange alert Drought for India-2018
in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal

Event summary

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

Name: India-2018
Countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
Start Date: End of Jun 2018
Duration: 177 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 860339 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers both
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:25:00 +0100.

Jascha Lehmann, a scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany and lead author of the study, compared extreme weather events to a high roll of a die. “On average, one out of six times you get a six,” he said. “B
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Despite increased rainfall, earth faces widespread drought: Australian ...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:07:00 +0100.

Despite overall rainfall increasing as global temperatures rise, the world could still be headed for widespread drought if countries do not respond with infrastructure based solutions to water scarcity, according to an Australian study rele
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More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers both
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:55:00 +0100.

Parts of Africa, on the other hand, are experiencing more months with a pronounced lack of rain. The number of record-setting dry months increased by nearly 50 percent in sub-Saharan Africa during the study period. Jascha Lehmann, a scienti
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Despite increased rainfall, earth faces widespread drought: Australian ...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:18:00 +0100.

SYDNEY, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Despite overall rainfall increasing as global temperatures rise, the world could still be headed for widespread drought if countries do not respond with infrastructure based solutions to water scarcity, according
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