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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 302 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 623881 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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