Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 465 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1239873 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 1 24 Nov 2018 16:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
2 1 28 Nov 2018 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
3 1 06 Dec 2018 16:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
4 1.5 30 Dec 2018 14:05 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1159740 km2 GDO
5 1.5 04 Jan 2019 00:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
6 1.5 12 Jan 2019 09:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
7 2 20 Jan 2019 13:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1524659 km2 GDO
8 2 26 Jan 2019 17:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1641623 km2 GDO
9 2 08 Feb 2019 01:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
10 2 08 Feb 2019 11:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
11 2 09 Feb 2019 15:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
12 2 10 Feb 2019 10:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
13 2 16 Feb 2019 15:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
14 2 08 Mar 2019 16:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1886703 km2 GDO
15 2.25 15 Mar 2019 17:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1388451 km2 GDO
16 2.25 17 Mar 2019 14:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1799052 km2 GDO
17 2.25 31 Mar 2019 12:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1950119 km2 GDO
18 2.25 05 Apr 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1655436 km2 GDO
19 2.25 12 Apr 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2084865 km2 GDO
20 2.25 26 Apr 2019 15:37 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2202297 km2 GDO
21 2.25 08 May 2019 13:57 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1070335 km2 GDO
22 2.25 24 May 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO
23 2.25 24 May 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO
24 2.25 09 Jun 2019 15:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 381379 km2 GDO
25 2.25 16 Jun 2019 11:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 513440 km2 GDO
26 2.25 26 Jun 2019 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 513440 km2 GDO
27 2.25 03 Jul 2019 12:41 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 253403 km2 GDO
28 1.75 16 Jul 2019 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 294426 km2 GDO
29 1.75 23 Jul 2019 08:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 304848 km2 GDO
30 1.75 01 Aug 2019 10:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 138363 km2 GDO
31 1.75 13 Aug 2019 12:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 623881 km2 GDO
32 1.75 26 Aug 2019 13:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 612743 km2 GDO
33 1.5 08 Sep 2019 10:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 127318 km2 GDO
34 1.75 10 Sep 2019 14:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 965323 km2 GDO
35 1.75 25 Sep 2019 16:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1064727 km2 GDO
36 1.75 03 Oct 2019 13:57 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 507390 km2 GDO
37 1.75 22 Oct 2019 08:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 675559 km2 GDO
38 1.75 24 Oct 2019 13:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 745495 km2 GDO
39 1.75 06 Nov 2019 16:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 583026 km2 GDO
40 1.75 13 Nov 2019 10:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1693316 km2 GDO
41 1.75 20 Nov 2019 11:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1911666 km2 GDO
42 1.75 01 Dec 2019 13:51 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1288962 km2 GDO
43 1.75 24 Dec 2019 14:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1775934 km2 GDO
44 1.75 26 Dec 2019 11:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1799978 km2 GDO
45 2 06 Jan 2020 14:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 808666 km2 GDO
46 2 13 Jan 2020 14:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1101717 km2 GDO
47 2 28 Jan 2020 23:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1239873 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Angola
Botswana
Lesotho
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Medium Lesotho Lesotho
- Low Central Botswana
- Low Ghanzi Botswana
- High Kgalagadi Botswana
- Low Kweneng Botswana
- Low North East Botswana
- Low Gaza Mozambique
- Medium Inhambane Mozambique
- Medium Hardap Namibia
- Medium Karas Namibia
- Low Khomas Namibia
- Medium Free State South Africa
- Medium Gauteng South Africa
- High Western Cape South Africa
- Low Matabeleland South Zimbabwe
- Low Maputo Mozambique
- High Eastern Cape South Africa
- Medium KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
- Medium Limpopo South Africa
- Medium Mpumalanga South Africa
- High North West South Africa
- High Northern Cape South Africa
- High Cuando Cubango Angola
- High Moxico Angola
- High Western Zambia
- Medium Harare Zimbabwe
- Medium Mashonaland Central Zimbabwe
- Medium Mashonaland West Zimbabwe
- Medium Midlands Zimbabwe
- Medium Mashonaland East Zimbabwe

More information

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