Overall Orange alert Drought for Eastern Australia-2019
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013281
Name: Eastern Australia-2019
Countries: Australia
Start Date: End of Jun 2019
Duration: 242 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 690667 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 393 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

MIL-Evening Report: Rain has eased the dry, but more is needed to brea ... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:21:00 +0100.

– By David Jones, Climate Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology. After the intensely dry conditions of 2019, January and February have brought much-needed rain. Dams in many cities and towns were replenished and some farmers may be ab
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Is climate change responsible for Africa's locust outbreak? National G ... Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:09:00 +0100.

© Photograph by Ben Curtis, AP. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, where such numbers haven't been seen in a quarter-century. The insects are decimating farmland, threatening an alr
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All of the Fires in Australia's Most Populous State Are 'Now Contained ... Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:22:00 +0100.

It has been called Australia’s “ black summer ”—nearly six months of devastating bushfires that raged across the country, burning through more than 11 million hectares of land , causing the deaths of at least 33 people, and killing an estim
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All of the Fires in Australia's Most Populous State Are 'Now Contained ... Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:20:00 +0100.

It has been called Australia’s “ black summer ”—nearly six months of devastating bushfires that raged across the country, burning through more than 11 million hectares of land , causing the deaths of at least 33 people, and killing an estim
...(more)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (31), WMO (1), INFORM (2),