Overall Orange alert Drought for Cape Province (South Africa)-2020
in South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: Cape Province (South Africa)-2020
Countries: South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 144 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83547 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Floods, and Pests Ruin HarvestTue, 11 Aug 2020 17:07:00 +0200.

Torrential rains and heavy flooding, hard on the heels of widespread drought and infestations of locusts and worms, have left China with rising consumer prices and troubling signs of a food shortage.
11 Agosto 2020 | Ad agosto 12 tempeste al giornoTue, 11 Aug 2020 16:56:00 +0200.

Maltempo Roma, 11 ago. L’agosto 2020 è segnato fino ad ora da una media di 12 tempeste al giorno da nord a sud fra grandinate, tornado e bombe d’acqua generate dal grande accumulo di energia termica nell’atmosfera. E’ quanto emerge da una e
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Ad agosto 12 tempeste al giornoTue, 11 Aug 2020 16:16:00 +0200.

Roma, 11 ago. (Adnkronos) - L’agosto 2020 è segnato fino ad ora da una media di 12 tempeste al giorno da nord a sud fra grandinate, tornado e bombe d’acqua generate dal grande accumulo di energia termica nell’atmosfera. E’ quanto emerge da
...(more)
Ad agosto 12 tempeste al giornoTue, 11 Aug 2020 15:56:00 +0200.

Roma, 11 ago. (Adnkronos) - L’agosto 2020 è segnato fino ad ora da una media di 12 tempeste al giorno da nord a sud fra grandinate, tornado e bombe d’acqua generate dal grande accumulo di energia termica nell’atmosfera. E’ quanto emerge da
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