Overall Red alert Drought for India and Sri Lanka-2019
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012873
Name: India and Sri Lanka-2019
Countries: India, Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 240 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 83453 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Freak weather events spiked this year: DataFri, 16 Aug 2019 20:23:00 +0200.

India has already experienced more “extreme rainfall periods” in 2019 as compared to 2018, but there are also large pockets of the country affected by drought-like conditions due to the unequal distribution of rainfall, according to data fr
Sri Lanka: Government of Sri Lanka, KOICA and WFP renew partnership to ... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:29:00 +0200.

Monaragala – The Government of Sri Lanka, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), today launched a three-year, LKR 106 billion (US$ 6 million) project to build resilien
Alluvione lampo: improvviso fiume di fango invade strade e trascina vi ... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:17:00 +0200.

Inondazioni: situazione difficile in Malesia. Nelle ultime settimane abbiamo riportato più volte del meteo estremo che sta continuando a colpire il sud-est Asiatico e ancora adesso molti Paesi stanno continuando a fronteggiare una situazion
Regular droughts, floods prove climate change is...Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:01:00 +0200.

THESE ARE DAYS of nature's fury in many parts of India. Intense rain, followed by floods, has ravaged many districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. Less known are similar stories from the southern districts of Chhattisgarh w

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),