Drought -- National Drought Mitigation Center


Date of this Version

August 1996


Published in Drought Network News 1996. Published by the International Drought Information Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


In 1995, Hungary again suffered from serious drought. Fortunately, drought has not extended over the whole country. It is primarily centered in the southeast, a plain area with significant agricultural production.

Meteorological conditions have been the most important factors in the evolution of the drought. The start of 1995 was not ideal; dry conditions during 1994 resulted in poor soil moisture at the beginning of the season. In Figure 1, the water shortage is indicated using the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), revealing the extraordinarily dry winter conditions in the east.

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