Overall Green alert Drought for Central Western Europe-2022
in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015605
Name: Central Western Europe-2022
Countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden
Start Date: End of Feb 2022
Duration: 173 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 210796 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Why drought can lead to dangerous flooding2022-08-16T10:56+0200.

If rain falls in large amounts and at high speed, as happen in thunderstorms, the soil cannot absorb the moisture. Instead it pools on the surface. On sloped surfaces, that water rapidly runs off, causing flash flooding. The effect is li
In Brazil’s Pantanal, early flames signal a ‘new normal’2022-08-16T01:20+0200.

The fires started small, charring a handful of areas scattered across a southern stretch of Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands. Fueled by searing temperatures and months of drought, the flames quickly spread across the parched grasslands of Pantana
H1 2022 half catastrophe losses revealed – report2022-07-29T14:25+0200.

Floods, earthquakes and storms caused overall losses of $65 billion in the first half, compared to $105 billion in the same period last year. At about $34 billion, insured losses were roughly in line with previous years, according to the re
In arrivo temperature roventi anche in Sicilia. L'auto parcheggiata al ... 2022-07-21T10:22+0200.

L'anticiclone africano Apocalisse 4800, dopo aver portato record assoluti di caldo in Inghilterra (oltre i 40 C per la prima volta nella storia), Scozia, Galles, Irlanda e valori roventi anche in Portogallo, Spagna, Francia, Belgio, Olanda

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Analytical report

04/Aug/2022 07:50 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),