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Brazil dressed in white: there were snow storms and freezing temperatures

2021-07-29T01:53:26.205Z

Brazilian authorities anticipated that temperatures could be the lowest since 1955. Unusual postcards.



07/28/2021 10:19 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • World

Updated 07/28/2021 10:42 PM

The historical cold air wave

that passes through southern Brazil left an almost unprecedented surprise for the region: the fall of snow in at least

13 cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul

that left a white blanket on the ground and caused dozens of photos and videos on social media.

The phenomenon is related to a

large polar air mass

that entered in the last hours and that some meteorologists were already warning about the low temperatures that would hit the region.

From MetSul, one of the main generators of meteorological information content, it was reported that “the cold air mass has the potential to be

one of the most intense of this century

to reach the national (Brazilian) territory in a climate scenario conducive to

extreme cold

events

".

QUANTA NEVE MEU DEUSSSSS pic.twitter.com/KXJy7NoukJ

- miih (@smlltlkhoran) July 28, 2021

Such was the case that the thermometer reached a

record of -7.8 ° C

at dawn this Wednesday in Santa Catarina and brought the snow to the state of Rio Grande do Sul in at least 13 cities.

According to the specialized site, at least 33 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul had snow

or freezing rain

this Wednesday, the so-called winter precipitation.

In some places, even both events were recorded.

Europe?

Não, isso é CANELA - RS, a verdadeira perfeição 🥰🥶 pic.twitter.com/RbkeFSNeoh

- Os Guris Do Rio Grande Do Sul (@osgurisdors) July 29, 2021

In social networks, Brazilians took

to the streets to "celebrate"

the arrival of the snow.

On Twitter they shared photos and videos on an atypical night for the country.

"In more than 30 years of weather forecasting in Rio Grande do Sul, we have never seen

horizontal snow with such strong winds

and great reduction in visibility. It is what North Americans call

a snowstorm,

" they stated in MetSul.

TEMPO |

Conditions in São Francisco de Paula for half an hour at the beginning of the night for a winter storm with a strong snow, wind from 70 km / h to 80 km / h and reduced visibility.

Very rare dinners to be seen in Brazil and common in countries with cold climates.

As images são da @metsul.

pic.twitter.com/0b733PXUZK

- MetSul.com (@metsul) July 28, 2021

Snowmen

, improvised wars between boys and girls on the sidewalks and very unusual scenes to see in Brazil was what left the evening of this Wednesday and that

could continue for the next few hours.

Right now, historic snowfall in the South of BRAZIL pic.twitter.com/S7fGApzlAF

- Periodistan (@periodistan_) July 28, 2021

"Now, live snow.

One degree and it will be colder,

" read the plinth of a Brazilian television channel, while the surprised people were seen in images in the middle of the white cloak.

"How much snow, my god," another Twitter user posted about it, incredulous about the weather phenomenon.


low historical

.


Health authorities had already met on Monday to prepare for the intense cold wave that, according to the forecast,

will be the lowest since 1955

, according to the regional government.

Authorities are on alert for the possibility of the phenomenon causing

accidents on

 slippery

roads or highways

and crowding of people amid the coronavirus pandemic.


TEMPO |

Muita neve in São Francisco de Paula with accumulation.

Davis Pinheiro video.

pic.twitter.com/oLg4cnJ96L

- MetSul.com (@metsul) July 28, 2021

The cold air mass that drags from Uruguay affects the three states of the southern region of Brazil (Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná) and in the next few hours could also affect the low temperatures that some of the Southeast region, such as Rio de Janeiro or Minas Gerais.

In the city of San Pablo, the report registered a temperature of 11ºC, with a thermal sensation of lower temperature.

The forecast for the night is between 3 and 6ºC.

Due to the cold front, the City Council set up tents for the homeless, who also receive soups, blankets and hygiene kits.


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Source: clarin

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