Overall Orange alert Drought for New South Wales (Australia)-2018
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012191
Name: New South Wales (Australia)-2018
Countries: Australia
Start Date: End of Feb 2018
Duration: 277 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 142608 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Australia is not prepared for climate change health impactsSun, 02 Dec 2018 16:40:00 +0100.

Despite decades of warning from scientists, Australia remains woefully underprepared to deal with hotter, more frequent and longer heatwaves, catastrophic bushfires, severe storms and intense prolonged droughts, and higher risk of mosquito-
Maltempo Australia: piogge ...Sun, 02 Dec 2018 13:18:00 +0100.

Maltempo Australia: grandinate a sud e incendi a nord. In questi ultimi giorni, in modo particolare tra la fine di novembre e l’inizio del mese di dicembre, l’ Australia sta facendo i conti con due situazioni diametralmente opposte, nemmeno
The climate apocalypse is becoming a ‘medical emergency.’ Here are ... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:19:00 +0100.

and falling crop yields are causing more deaths and making people vulnerable to illnesses. The Lancet report comes a few days after the Trump administration published its own report about the effects of climate change. More than 150 million
Meteo folle in Australia - Alluvioni a Sydney e incendi nel QueenslandFri, 30 Nov 2018 12:20:00 +0100.

ontinua l'ondata di "folle" maltempo che ha colpito l' Australia , con precipitazioni record a Sydney e temperature elevate nel Queensland , dove la siccità ha causato vasti incendi. Le piogge torrenziali che si sono abbattute sulla capital

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),