Overall Orange alert Drought for Northern Africa-2023
in Algeria, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1016686
Name: Northern Africa-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000260-DZA
Countries: Algeria, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia
Start Date: End of Sep 2023
Duration: 159 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 555270 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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26.02.2024 Record drought hits Mediterranean region The Mediterranean ... 2024-02-26T23:55+0100.

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Record drought hits the Mediterranean region2024-02-26T19:14+0100.

The Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) published its report Drought in the Mediterranean – January 2024 on the persisting droughts and their impact across the wider region. Long-lasting, above-average temperatures, warm spells and poo
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Maltempo Algeria, tornano piogge e neve nelle aree più colpite dalla s ... 2024-02-24T15:40+0100.

Strade chiuse e problemi di traffico nelle zone centro-occidentali dell’Algeria colpite da pioggia e neve. Piogge e sono tornate in soccorso all’ Algeria colpita dalla siccità. In particolare, le precipitazioni hanno interessato vaste aree
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Analytical report

23/Feb/2024 08:39 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),