Overall Orange alert Drought for Eastern Australia-2019
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013281
Name: Eastern Australia-2019
Countries: Australia
Start Date: End of Jun 2019
Duration: 251 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 645774 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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‘Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest’Tue, 25 Feb 2020 23:15:00 +0100.

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