An extremely rare snowstorm hit Brazil on Wednesday in the southern province of Rio Grande.
Surprised and unaccustomed to this weather phenomenon, the Brazilians did not shy away from their pleasure, sharing on social networks hundreds of videos of the snowflakes that have fallen in recent hours.
More than thirteen cities in the south-central region of the country were particularly affected by this rather unusual cold spell, even in the dead of winter.
At the origin of this freezing weather, a mass of polar air from the subantarctic seas, which currently crosses this part of the southern hemisphere. Result: negative temperatures, with feelings of up to -15 degrees, were recorded by the meteorological services. The lowest ever seen in years. The last time Brazil experienced these exceptional snow episodes was in 2013.