Overall Green alert Drought for Central Northern Europe-2018
in Germany, Denmark, France, Latvia, Poland, Sweden

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012168
Name: Central Northern Europe-2018
Countries: Germany, Denmark, France, Latvia, Poland, Sweden
Start Date: End of Jul 2017
Duration: 569 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 80936 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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GROUND-BAKING Next 5 years to be hottest EVER with droughts & hurrican ... Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:04:00 +0100.

Palm trees are seen during a Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida in October 2018. Due to a global heatwave, experts have said the next five years could be the hottest on record. Average global surface temperatures for 2019 to 2023 are
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Space How satellites are helping scientists more accurately predict dr ... Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:44:00 +0100.

Parched land areas covered in withering flora can be a pretty sure indicator of drought, but the state of affairs beneath the Earth's surface is a critical factor too. Advanced scientific instruments in orbit around the planet have given us
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),