Temperatures expected to drop significantly this week

The cold weather starts in the South and quickly spreads to the North

Published in 16/05/2022 - 08:57 By Agência Brasil - Agência Brasil - Brasília

Data released by the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) point to a sharp drop in temperature across Brazil, starting in the southern region, spreading across several states, and quickly reaching the north of the country.

Today (Apr. 16), low temperatures shall drop to 10° Celsius and reach even the states of Rondônia and Acre by the end of the day.

Frost

According to Inmet, between tomorrow and April 25, there is a tendency for frost in the southern region of the country, reaching practically the entire state of Santa Catarina, with the exception of the coastal region, the north of Rio Grande do Sul, and the center of Paraná.

There is also a small possibility of snowfall tonight in the mountains of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, the Inmet release reads.

“From the agrometeorological point of view, frost is a phenomenon caused by low temperatures that freeze plant tissues, which may kill them entirely or parts of them (leaves, branches, fruits),” the institute explains. Frost can be caused either by cold air masses or by intense surface cooling during windless nights with a clear sky.

Translation: Mário Nunes -  Edition: Maria Cláudia

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