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Raining a lot in Salvador? City is experiencing the wettest April since 1996

Salvador is experiencing the wettest April since 1996. As of 9 am this Monday (22), it had rained 668.4 mm in the capital of Bahia, which also places 2024 in the position of fifth wettest April in 51 years.

During this period, the other years that had a large volume of rain in the month were 1984, with 889.8 mm, 1985, which reached 869.1 mm, 1996, recording 758.8 mm and 1975, with 737.9 mm.

But what explains this atypical autumn in Salvador? According to Climatempo, the cause is a combination of factors that increase humidity in the city. The passage of cold fronts along the coast of Bahia intensified the sea wind, causing more moisture to enter the sea.

However, experts from the meteorology company warn. The special factor in 2024 is the increase in water temperatures in the northeast, which are well above average. As the ocean warms, evaporation increases and more moisture rises into the atmosphere, fueling rain clouds.

The cold front that moves away from the coast of Bahia this Monday is the third in April on the coast of Bahia. One of them happened on the 8th, another on the 15th, and one on last Saturday (20th).

*Under the supervision of André Rigue

Source: CNN Brasil

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