Overall Orange alert Drought for South Africa - Lesotho-2020
in Lesotho, South Africa

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: South Africa - Lesotho-2020
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 191 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 0.5 04 Jun 2020 13:07 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 59642 km2 GDO
2 1.25 12 Jun 2020 17:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 122157 km2 GDO
3 1.25 22 Jun 2020 10:57 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 132463 km2 GDO
4 1.25 01 Jul 2020 16:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 51722 km2 GDO
5 1.25 15 Jul 2020 13:57 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 114581 km2 GDO
6 1.25 26 Jul 2020 17:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 115239 km2 GDO
7 1.25 02 Aug 2020 08:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83547 km2 GDO
8 1.25 10 Aug 2020 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 181303 km2 GDO
9 1.25 26 Aug 2020 14:57 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 181303 km2 GDO
10 1.25 06 Sep 2020 16:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2 GDO
11 1.25 27 Sep 2020 17:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
South Africa


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- High Western Cape South Africa
- Medium Eastern Cape South Africa
- High Northern Cape South Africa

More information

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