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Brazil is under heat wave alert until Friday (10), says Inmet

The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) issued an alert, this Wednesday (8), for the occurrence of a heat wave over the next few days — mainly in the interior of Brazil.

The weather warning covers areas of the Central-West and Southeast of the country and is valid until at least next Friday (10). The alert indicates that maximum temperatures should remain 5ºC above average for a period of two to three consecutive days.

In some municipalities, mainly in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso, maximum temperatures are expected to exceed 42°C in the coming days.

According to Inmet, the strong heat is expected to continue, at least, until the middle of next week. From Saturday (11), if the situation persists, the warning will be updated and may expand or even have its severity level changed.

Sea with a hangover

The Brazilian Navy reports that a high pressure system could affect the coastal strip of the state of Rio de Janeiro, between Arraial do Cabo and São João da Barra, with winds from a northeast direction and intensity of up to 60 km/h, between nights this Wednesday and Thursday (9).

In coastal areas, due to these strong gusts of wind, the sea agitation will become more intense on the coast of São Paulo.

The São Paulo Civil Defense warned of strong winds of up to 74 hm/h across the entire coastal strip. The alert is valid from 9pm on Wednesday until 6pm on Thursday.

The recommendation is to avoid water sports or those influenced by the wind, such as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

The defense also informs that it is not recommended that people remain at sea or on the shores of beaches, paying attention to buildings, infrastructures and roads that are in areas vulnerable to erosion and coastal flooding.

Furthermore, it is recommended to be careful with vessels and avoid entering the high seas.

Source: CNN Brasil

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