Overall Green alert Drought for Central-Western Europe-2020
in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014038
Name: Central-Western Europe-2020
Countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 224 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 354610 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),