Overall Orange alert Drought for Malawi - North Mozambique-2020
in Malawi, Mozambique

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1013981
Name: Malawi - North Mozambique-2020
Countries: Malawi, Mozambique
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 183 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 127628 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Expert warns of flash floodingMon, 07 Sep 2020 01:26:00 +0200.

Sifelani Tsiko Agriculture and Environment Editor Zimbabwe must have contingency plans for flash floods that could possibly hit known-vulnerable areas after climate experts predicted above normal rainfall over large parts of the country. Cl
UN-SPIDER and UFSM of Brazil deliver webinar on flood mapping and drou ... Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:29:00 +0200.

In recent years, Mozambique has suffered severe floods and droughts that have impacted urban and rural communities throughout the country. In the March and April 2019, tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth triggered major floods in Mozambique,
A recent report casts a shadow over the future: “We need to take drama ... Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:02:00 +0200.

Last year saw a number of extreme weather events linked to global warming. Last the decade was the hottest in measurement history, a recent report says. According to a study by the American Meteorological Foundation, every decade since 1980

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