Temperatures likely to plunge in Rio Grande do Sul state

The rains should move to neighboring states in South Brazil

Published on 13/05/2024 - 11:07 By Alana Gandra - Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s meteorological authority Inmet has issued an orange “danger” alert indicating a likely plunge in temperatures in the south of the country. The phenomenon should be noticed between Monday and Wednesday (May 13–15), with thermometers registering temperatures five degrees Celsius lower.

Heráclio Alves, a meteorologist at the agency, told Agência Brasil on Sunday (12) that the cold front is likely to be followed by colder, drier air, which “reduces rainfall and causes temperatures to drop. On Wednesday [May 15], the entire southern region—Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Paraná—will see a sharp decline in temperature.”

In Rio Grande do Sul, assailed by heavy flooding and destruction as a result of the rains, the meteorologist pointed out that the temperature could drop below four degrees over the next few days, especially in the early morning.

“The rain should start decreasing tomorrow, especially in Rio Grande do Sul, but a cold front is likely to form in the wee hours of the morning. It will still rain in the north of the state but the rain will drift towards Santa Catarina and Paraná over the course of the day and give way to this colder mass, with little rain but really low temperatures,” he warned.

Starting on Monday (13), rain will be more concentrated in the north of Rio Grande do Sul throughout the day, and will begin to move into Santa Catarina and Paraná between Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will also drop in other areas of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná and also in the south and west of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Vinícius Lisboa

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