Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa

Event summary

Serious risk of humanitarian impacts for the exposed population.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 359 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 507390 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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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 12 Apr 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2084865 km2 GDO
20 2.25 26 Apr 2019 15:37 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2202297 km2 GDO
21 2.25 08 May 2019 13:57 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1070335 km2 GDO
22 2.25 24 May 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO
23 2.25 24 May 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO
24 2.25 09 Jun 2019 15:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 381379 km2 GDO
25 2.25 16 Jun 2019 11:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 513440 km2 GDO
26 2.25 26 Jun 2019 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 513440 km2 GDO
27 2.25 03 Jul 2019 12:41 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 253403 km2 GDO
28 1.75 16 Jul 2019 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 294426 km2 GDO
29 1.75 23 Jul 2019 08:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 304848 km2 GDO
30 1.75 01 Aug 2019 10:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 138363 km2 GDO
31 1.75 13 Aug 2019 12:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 623881 km2 GDO
32 1.75 26 Aug 2019 13:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 612743 km2 GDO
33 1.5 08 Sep 2019 10:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 127318 km2 GDO
34 1.75 10 Sep 2019 14:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 965323 km2 GDO
35 1.75 25 Sep 2019 16:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1064727 km2 GDO
36 1.75 14 Oct 2019 18:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 507390 km2 GDO

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