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: 121 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 276650 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Artificial intelligence could predict El Niño up to 18 months in advan ... Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:57:00 +0200.

Sep. 18, 2019 , 1:30 PM. The dreaded El Niño strikes the globe every 2 to 7 years. As warm waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean shift eastward and trade winds weaken, the weather pattern ripples through the atmosphere, causing drought in so
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French researchers forecast more intensified global warmingWed, 18 Sep 2019 08:59:00 +0200.

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon
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French researchers forecast more intensified global warmingWed, 18 Sep 2019 08:43:00 +0200.

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon
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Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist saysTue, 17 Sep 2019 14:44:00 +0200.

Media caption The acceleration in melting of the ice sheet covering Greenland has shocked researchers. Extreme events linked to climate change, such as the heatwave in Europe this year, are occurring sooner than expected, an ex-chief scient
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