In just four days of July, cities in Alagoas have already reached the average rainfall for the whole month. “It was 300 millimeters, it’s impressive,” said Climatempo meteorologist Maria Clara Sassaki to CNN Radio.
At the same two people died in the state until last Sunday (3) as a result of strong storms. Nearly 40,000 people are homeless or displaced.
“In the coming days, the main highlight is for Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte, these are the regions that most worry, because the rain will be persistent”, explained the meteorologist.
According to her, this is the wettest period for the Northeast, however, “the phenomenon that makes the instabilities stronger is more accentuated, it has caused more rains because of the warmer waters of the ocean.”
Maria Clara said that the rains should persist until August: “For the next 30 days it should fluctuate between strong and weak on the northeast coast, from the Bahian Recôncavo to Rio Grande do Norte.”
Rio Grande do Sul will also have rain, as of Thursday (7): “Overall, it is a moderate intensity rain, which ends up worrying producers, a wheat producing region in the planting phase.”
Other areas of Brazil should have drier weather, such as the Midwest, Southeast, interior of the Northeast, with “firmer weather and low relative humidity”, which is typical for winter.
*With production by Isabel Campos
Source: CNN Brasil