Overall Orange alert Drought for Zambezi Basin-2024
in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

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

Name: Zambezi Basin-2024
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Dec 2023
Duration: 207 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1102518 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 20 Jan 2024 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 35727 km2 GDO
2 0.75 30 Jan 2024 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 35727 km2 GDO
3 0.75 10 Feb 2024 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 47600 km2 GDO
4 1 20 Feb 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 418342 km2 GDO
5 1 01 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 513218 km2 GDO
6 1.25 10 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1392434 km2 GDO
7 1.25 20 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1473935 km2 GDO
8 1.5 30 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1401510 km2 GDO
9 1.5 10 Apr 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1708280 km2 GDO
10 1.75 20 Apr 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1743376 km2 GDO
11 1.75 30 Apr 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1452920 km2 GDO
12 1.75 10 May 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1700725 km2 GDO
13 1.75 20 May 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1700725 km2 GDO
14 1.75 30 May 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 956959 km2 GDO
15 1.75 10 Jun 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1102518 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Angola
Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- High Malawi Malawi
- Medium Bie Angola
- High Cuando Cubango Angola
- Medium Cunene Angola
- Medium Lunda Sul Angola
- High Moxico Angola
- Medium Central Botswana
- High Chobe Botswana
- Low Ghanzi Botswana
- Medium Ngamiland Botswana
- Low North East Botswana
- High Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Low Gaza Mozambique
- High Manica Mozambique
- High Nampula Mozambique
- High Niassa Mozambique
- Low Sofala Mozambique
- High Tete Mozambique
- High Zambezia Mozambique
- High Caprivi Namibia
- Medium Kavango Namibia
- Medium Kunene Namibia
- Medium Ohangwena Namibia
- Medium Oshana Namibia
- Medium Oshikoto Namibia
- Medium Otjozondjupa Namibia
- High Central Zambia
- High Copperbelt Zambia
- High Eastern Zambia
- High Luapula Zambia
- High Lusaka Zambia
- High North-Western Zambia
- High Northern Zambia
- High Southern Zambia
- High Western Zambia
- Medium Bulawayo Zimbabwe
- High Harare Zimbabwe
- Medium Manicaland Zimbabwe
- High Mashonaland Central Zimbabwe
- High Mashonaland West Zimbabwe
- Medium Masvingo Zimbabwe
- Medium Matabeleland South Zimbabwe
- High Midlands Zimbabwe
- High Matabeleland North Zimbabwe
- High Mashonaland East Zimbabwe
- Low Limpopo South Africa

More information

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