Overall Green alert Drought for Sri Lanka-2020
in Sri Lanka

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1013998
Name: Sri Lanka-2020
Countries: Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 74 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 46233 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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China Limited the Mekongs Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought.Mon, 15 Jun 2020 09:43:00 +0200.

BANGKOK — As China was stricken by the coronavirus in late February, its foreign minister addressed a concerned crowd in Laos, where farmers and fishers across the Mekong River region were contending with the worst drought in living memory.
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Advanced cyclone forecasting is leading to early actionTue, 09 Jun 2020 13:52:00 +0200.

A few days earlier, when it was just a plain old storm, Amphan had swept through Sri Lanka , killing several people in heavy rain, floods and winds. It would go on to cause scores of deaths, make thousands homeless, and cause billions of do
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MIL-OSI Global: Cyclone Amphan: supercomputers predicted it well in ad ... Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:51:00 +0200.

– By Hannah Cloke, Professor of Hydrology, University of Reading. On May 18, a massive tropical cyclone with sustained winds of nearly 150 miles per hour was barrelling across the Bay of Bengal towards the low-lying coasts of East India and
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Cyclone Amphan: supercomputers predicted it well in advance – saving t ... Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:51:00 +0200.

Disclosure statement. Hannah Cloke advises the Environment Agency and the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts on flood risk, flood forecasting and early warning. She works with local flood groups and advises local and nationa
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),