Overall Green alert Drought for Central Western Europe-2022
in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden,

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015605
Name: Central Western Europe-2022
Countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden,
Start Date: End of Feb 2022
Duration: 159 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 259545 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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04/Aug/2022 07:50 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),