Overall Green alert Drought for Western Australia-2020
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013971
Name: Western Australia-2020
Countries: Australia
Start Date: Middle of Mar 2020
Duration: 261 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 93955 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from cli ... Sat, 14 Nov 2020 05:33:00 +0100.

Australia’s climate will continue to warm, resulting in prolonged wildfire seasons and less rain in the southeast and southwest that will lead to more frequent droughts, the country’s weather bureau said on Friday. Australia’s changing clim
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Bushfires, drought, frosts and hail storms: How much more can Queensla ... Fri, 13 Nov 2020 23:33:00 +0100.

When catastrophic hail storms lashed south-east Queensland earlier this month, Sirromet's Mt Cotton vineyards were hit hard. Key points: Vineyards recovering from drought and bushfire have been badly hit by hailstorms; Wine growers have bee
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Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons; more droughts from …Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:11:00 +0100.

Australia’s climate will continue to warm, resulting in prolonged wildfire seasons and less rain in the southeast and southwest that will lead to more frequent droughts, the country’s weather bureau said on Friday. Longer-lasting marine hea
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Washington – President-elect Joe Biden will use the next four years to try to restore the environmental policies that his predecessor has methodically blown up, but the damage done by the greenhouse gas pollution unleashed by President Dona
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