Overall Orange alert Drought for Southwestern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Namibia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southwestern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 275 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 294426 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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