Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Event summary

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

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 122 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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 06 Dec 2018 16:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
4 1.5 30 Dec 2018 14:05 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1159740 km2 GDO
5 1.5 04 Jan 2019 00:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
6 1.5 12 Jan 2019 09:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
7 2 20 Jan 2019 13:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1524659 km2 GDO
8 2 26 Jan 2019 17:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1641623 km2 GDO
9 2 08 Feb 2019 01:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
10 2 20 Feb 2019 04:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 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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