Overall Green alert Drought for Western Himalaya-2020
in China, India, Nepal, Pakistan

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014313
Name: Western Himalaya-2020
Countries: China, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Start Date: End of Jul 2020
Duration: 182 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 63390 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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