Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Northern Europe-2018
in Belgium, Belarus, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 17 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Central Northern Europe-2018
Countries: Belgium, Belarus, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden
Start Date: End of Jul 2017
Duration: 511 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 833702 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:39:00 +0100.

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More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers both
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:55:00 +0100.

Parts of Africa, on the other hand, are experiencing more months with a pronounced lack of rain. The number of record-setting dry months increased by nearly 50 percent in sub-Saharan Africa during the study period. Jascha Lehmann, a scienti
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More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:35:00 +0100.

, our email newsletter. More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, often with disastrous consequences for the people facing such extremes, according to a study published Wednesday that offered new evidence of
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Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:52:00 +0100.

The refusal of the United States and Saudi Arabia to embrace a landmark environmental report has unsettled UN talks to breathe life back into the Paris climate pact, negotiators and observers said Monday. It may also signal more direct invo
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),