Overall Orange alert Drought for Cape Province (South Africa)-2020
in South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: Cape Province (South Africa)-2020
Countries: South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 143 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83547 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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