Overall Orange alert Drought for South-east Africa-2019
in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013394
Name: South-east Africa-2019
Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa
Start Date: End of May 2019
Duration: 124 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 276650 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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