Overall Green alert Drought for Balkan penninsula-2018
in Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1012618
Name: Balkan penninsula-2018
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia
Start Date: End of Sep 2018
Duration: 128 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 104246 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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OSLO, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for the Earth, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. Weather extremes in 20
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GROUNDBAKING Next 5 years 'to be hottest EVER with droughts, hurricane ... Thu, 07 Feb 2019 13:02:00 +0100.

Wind-blasted palm trees caught on camera during a Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida in October 2018. Due to a global heatwave, experts have said the next five years could be the hottest on record. Average global surface temperatures
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Last year was fourth hottest on record: outlook sizzling-UNThu, 07 Feb 2019 12:21:00 +0100.

Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. Average gl
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GROUND-BAKING Next 5 years to be hottest EVER with droughts & hurrican ... Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:04:00 +0100.

Palm trees are seen during a Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida in October 2018. Due to a global heatwave, experts have said the next five years could be the hottest on record. Average global surface temperatures for 2019 to 2023 are
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