Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Northern Europe-2018
in Belgium, Belarus, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 17 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Central Northern Europe-2018
Countries: Belgium, Belarus, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden
Start Date: End of Jul 2017
Duration: 514 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 833702 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:56:00 +0100.

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More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers both
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:51:00 +0100.

Extreme rainfall, and the extreme lack of it, affects untold numbers of people, taxing economies, disrupting food production, creating unrest and prompting migrations. So, factors that push regions of the world to exceptional levels of floo
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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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Kerry: Onus can no longer be on White House to act on climate change
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:39:00 +0100.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said the effects of climate change are already ravishing the U.S., pointing to increasingly damaging wildfires and hurricanes and devastating droughts and flooding that are affecting the agricultural wor
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),