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According to Inmet, Porto Alegre had the wettest month of May in history

The month of May was the wettest in the history of the capital of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre since 1910, according to data from the climatological station of the National Institute of Meteorology, INMET.

The rain reached 539.9mm, as measured by the capital's climatological reference station, which is located in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood, in the east of the city.

Monthly rainfall records to date have always been around 300mm or 400mm, which shows the strength and historical exceptionality of the month of May in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.

The total was not only a record for the month of May, but also the wettest month in the city's 124-year history.

Now, the ranking of the wettest months of May in Porto Alegre's historical series are: 2024 with 539.9 mm; 1941 with 405.5 mm; 1942 with 294.7 mm; 1984 with 286.8 mm; and 2019 with 245.1 mm.

If we consider the average annual rainfall in Porto Alegre since the beginning of the historical series, in May 2024, it rained 478% of the monthly rainfall.

Rains in RS

The number of people killed as a result of the heavy rains that have hit Rio Grande do Sul since the end of April has risen to 171.

According to a report released by the state Civil Defense this Saturday morning (1st), 43 people are also still missing.

In addition to the fatal victims, 806 people were injured. Another 77,865 were rescued.

According to information from the bulletin, there are 580,111 homeless people and 37,812 people in shelters. There are 2,390,556 people affected and 475 out of a total of 497 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul.

*Under supervision

Source: CNN Brasil

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