Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, 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, Congo, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 182 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2084865 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 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1524659 km2 GDO
8 2 26 Jan 2019 17:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1641623 km2 GDO
9 2 08 Feb 2019 01:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
10 2 08 Feb 2019 11:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
11 2 09 Feb 2019 15:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
12 2 10 Feb 2019 10:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
13 2 16 Feb 2019 15:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
14 2 08 Mar 2019 16:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1886703 km2 GDO
15 2.25 15 Mar 2019 17:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1388451 km2 GDO
16 2.25 17 Mar 2019 14:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1799052 km2 GDO
17 2.25 31 Mar 2019 12:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1950119 km2 GDO
18 2.25 05 Apr 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1655436 km2 GDO
19 2.25 20 Apr 2019 18:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2084865 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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