Overall Orange alert Drought for Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, South Balkans-2020
in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Lebanon, The Republic of North Macedonia, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, South Balkans-2020
Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Lebanon, The Republic of North Macedonia, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 157 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 429053 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 129 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Droughts, high temperatures on the horizonSun, 24 Jan 2021 01:20:00 +0100.

Get ready for some very dry conditions over the next several months as above average temperatures and below average precipitation are in the forecast. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February to April Outloo
...(more)
Restoring Our Water Systems Should Be Top Priority for Biden Administr ... Sat, 23 Jan 2021 15:50:00 +0100.

Water and climate scientist Brad Udall often says, " Climate change is water change ." In other words, the most obvious and dire impacts of climate change are evidenced in profound changes to our rivers and water resources. You've likely se
...(more)
Atmospheric river: Biggest storm of the year heading for Bay AreaFri, 22 Jan 2021 23:28:00 +0100.

Winter weather is finally arriving in Northern California. And after weeks of dry, warm conditions and growing drought concerns, it’s coming in hard. Forecasters say a sizeable storm — the first significant atmospheric river event to hit th
...(more)
Atmospheric river: Biggest storm of the year heading for Bay AreaFri, 22 Jan 2021 23:23:00 +0100.

Winter weather is finally arriving in Northern California. And after weeks of dry, warm conditions and growing drought concerns, it’s coming in hard. Forecasters say a sizeable storm — the first significant atmospheric river event to hit th
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (33), INFORM (2),