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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: New South Wales (Australia)-2018
Countries: Australia
Start Date: End of Feb 2018
Duration: 242 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 448814 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 48 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Scientists predict global beer shortage
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:27:00 +0200.

A team of scientists has made a dire prediction, among the many already out there, as a consequence of climate change and extreme drought: A global beer shortage. In a report published Monday in Nature Plants, researchers in China, Britain
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WSU Vancouver climate scientist sees stage set for reprise of worst kn ...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:47:00 +0200.

A Washington State University researcher has completed the most thorough analysis yet of The Great Drought - the most devastating known drought of the past 800 years - and how it led to the Global Famine, an unprecedented disaster that took
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Scientists predict global beer shortage
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:25:00 +0200.

A team of scientists has made a dire prediction, among the many already out there, as a consequence of climate change and extreme drought: A global beer shortage. In a report published Monday in Nature Plants, researchers in China, Britain
...(more)
El Niño conditions growing increasingly likely this winter
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:56:00 +0200.

The likelihood this winter of an El Niño — the weather pattern marked by warm Pacific Ocean waters that can affect California’s rainfall — is increasing. The probably of El Niño conditions being present by December is now 70 to 75 percent,
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