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

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: South Africa - Lesotho-2020
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 198 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Wildfire Threat Intensifying Across California, Officials SayWed, 14 Oct 2020 03:43:00 +0200.

Hot, dry conditions and intense winds across California are threatening to reinvigorate what has already been the worst fire season in state history, officials warned on Tuesday. Gusty winds in California's north and extreme heat in its sou
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California wildfire threat intensifyingWed, 14 Oct 2020 03:16:00 +0200.

Dry heat and intense winds across California are threatening to reinvigorate what has already been the worst fire season in state history. Gusty winds in California's north and extreme heat in its south are creating conditions that could fa
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