Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 241 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 977745 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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