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Southern Brazil records lower temperatures than Patagonia

Southern Brazil records lower temperatures than Patagonia

We are in the middle of summer. At this time of year, temperatures are very high, especially due to the El Niño climate phenomenon. But those who were expecting a new heat wave were surprised in southern Brazil. Some cities in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul recorded lower temperatures than in Patagonia, in the far south of Argentina.

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Unbelievably cold

  • According to MetSul, thermometers reached 4.7 degrees Celsius in São Joaquim, in the so-called Valle da Neve de Santa Catarina.
  • In Rio Grande do Sul, extreme cold occurred in high altitude areas in northeastern Rio Grande do Sul, in the Serra and Campos de Cima da Serra.
  • Temperatures there reached marks below 5 degrees Celsius.
  • In Porto Alegre it was also colder than expected: the automatic station of the Secretariat of Agriculture in the Lamy neighborhood recorded 13.9°C, while the official minimum for the city was 16.2°C.
  • All of these readings were lower than, for example, temperatures in Patagonia, where thermometers reached a minimum of 17 degrees Celsius.
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See photos of hail in southern Brazil:

Extratropical cyclone removing heat

An unusual cold at the end of December caused isolated frost formation in the lowlands of Planalto Sul Catarinense and the São José dos Ocentes region, in the Campos de Cima da Serra.

But what is the reason for the low temperatures in southern Brazil? According to MetSul, an extratropical cyclone off the coast of Rio Grande do Sul has pushed cold air into the area, resulting in cool nights and pleasant afternoons this time of year.

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For those who like cold bad news. The low temperatures did not last long and the heat returned. For this Thursday (28), for example, thermometers will exceed the 30°C mark in Porto Alegre. After all, it's summer.