Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Namibia, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Namibia, South Africa
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 333 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 127318 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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