Overall Green alert Drought for Western Australia-2020
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013971
Name: Western Australia-2020
Countries: Australia
Start Date: Middle of Mar 2020
Duration: 254 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 93955 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 199 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Oggi in TV: La “Wild Australia” di Rai5 (canale 23) – L’outback e i de ... Mon, 14 Dec 2020 00:46:00 +0100.

Grande come un continente e lontana da ogni altra terra perché completamente circondata dal mare, tra deserti rossi e foreste pluviali, isole, barriere coralline e paesaggi unici: l’Australia è definita dai suoi contrasti e dalla vita che v
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Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mudFri, 11 Dec 2020 09:07:00 +0100.

Marion Island (290 sq km) is the peak of a volcano. The lake is circled. Scientists have reconstructed a 700-year history of how westerly winds have blown around the Southern Hemisphere. It's a remarkable record that's written in the muds a
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Cambiamenti ClimaticiFri, 11 Dec 2020 04:27:00 +0100.

Quello dei cambiamenti climatici è uno dei temi più discussi, sia per quanto concerne l’effettivo significato di tale concetto che in relazione alle possibili conseguenze. Il dibattito pubblico prosegue anche in merito a quelle che sono le
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Southern Hemisphere westerly winds likely to intensify as climate warm ... Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:19:00 +0100.

Polar climate scientists have created the most high resolution past record of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds. The results describe how the winds are likely to intensify and migrate poleward as the climate warms. The study highlights
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),