Logo
December, 13, 2019

Drought Advisory (2018/19 Season)

SEASONAL DROUGHT ADVISORY

Extreme drought over most of south western parts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) due to a deficit in average rainfall during the 2018/19 season. Consequently, to date, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe have already declared a drought state emergency.

Drought SituationMost of the SADC Region is in a drought condition. An extreme drought situation is prevailing over central to western parts, mainly over southern Angola, southern Zambia, northern Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, north-western South Africa and most of central-northern Namibia. Consequently, some of these Member States have declared a state of drought disaster. A moderate to severe drought signal is also affecting most of Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho and Zambia.

More information is available in the advisory bulletin below:

 SADC DROUGHT MONITOR 2018/19 SEASON [1,5M]