Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Europe-2023
in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, The Republic of North Macedonia, Malta, Türkiye

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016679
Name: Southern Europe-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000267-ALB
Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, The Republic of North Macedonia, Malta, Türkiye
Start Date: Middle of Aug 2023
Duration: 339 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 464040 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Analytical report

06/Mar/2024 14:00 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

23/Feb/2024 09:05 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), INFORM (2),