Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Start Date: End of Sep 2018
Duration: 85 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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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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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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House passes farm bill after pro-work provisions dropped
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:57:00 +0100.

President Donald Trump hold up hats that read “Make Our Farmers Great Again!” as he walks across the South Lawn before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews ... By David
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Maltempo: grandinate record in Puglia
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:30:00 +0100.

Ieri lunedì 11 dicembre un grandinata improvvisa e di notevole intensità ha interessato coperto le località del sud est barese e nord brindisino. Una coltre bianca ha ricoperto campi e strade da Polignano a Mare a Monopoli e fino a Fasano.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),