Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 333 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 401441 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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