Overall Green alert Drought for Balkans-2018
in Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine

Event summary

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

Name: Balkans-2018
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Start Date: End of Sep 2018
Duration: 101 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 342371 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

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Slovenia, towards the future of droughts and floods
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 04:12:00 +0100.

According to data from Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO), from 1961 the average temperature in Slovenia has increased by 2°C. This change is much more complex than it might seem, because it implies many negative consequences that will be
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La situazione meteo in Austria peggiorerà con nuove tormente di neve
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:20:00 +0100.

CRONACHE E PREVISIONI METEO: continua la tendenza delle correnti a restare settentrionali, e questo, se sul Nord Italia determina episodi di foehn con temperature fuori stagione (come i +16-18°C misurati ieri in alcune zone della Lombardia)
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Sostenibilità: via gli addobbi, vademecum per gli alberi di Natale ver ...
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:07:00 +0100.

Brunori, dottore forestale, ricorda innanzitutto che "il 90% degli abeti venduti a Natale proviene da coltivazioni specializzate, il restante 10% è venduto senza radici (i cosiddetti cimali o punte d'abete) che possono derivare da normali p
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Climate change made extreme weather worse in 2018, research confirms
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 21:26:00 +0100.

The most destructive weather event of 2018 was Hurricane Florence , which caused an estimated $17 billion in damages. Hurricane Michael was a close second, with $15 billion in damages. While these disasters occur naturally, scientists have
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