Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Start Date: End of Sep 2018
Duration: 84 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

Gdacs Score

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 1 24 Nov 2018 16:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
2 1 28 Nov 2018 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
3 1 13 Dec 2018 17:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Botswana
Zambia
South Africa
Namibia

Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- High Central Botswana
- High Limpopo South Africa
- High Mpumalanga South Africa
- High North West South Africa
- Low Kgalagadi Botswana
- Medium Kweneng Botswana
- High South-East Botswana
- High Southern Botswana
- High Free State South Africa
- Medium Chobe Botswana
- Medium Ngamiland Botswana
- Medium Caprivi Namibia
- Medium Kavango Namibia
- Medium North-Western Zambia
- High Western Zambia

More information

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