Rio 40 Degrees is past: Cidade Maravilhosa has a thermal sensation of 54ºC

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For the third consecutive day, the city of Rio de Janeiro recorded the highest temperature this summer. This Sunday (15), the thermometers of the Alerta Rio System registered 40.3°C, at 3:30 pm, at the Irajá station. The thermal sensation reached 54°C at 1:30 pm.

With so much heat and strong sun, the cariocas crowded the beaches in the south and west zones of the city, after days complaining about an unusual sequence of rainy days.

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The temperature peaks on both Saturday and Sunday, however, were in the north zone. The meteorological station in the neighborhood of Irajá recorded both records.

Highest temperatures recorded at Alerta Rio stations this summer:

  • 40.3°C on 01/15
  • 39.1°C on 01/14
  • 38°C on 01/13
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Greater thermal sensations recorded at Alerta Rio stations this summer:

  • 54°C on 01/15
  • 51.1°C on 01/14
  • 47.3°C on 01/12

heat continues

According to the meteorological service of the city of Rio de Janeiro, a high pressure system is positioned in the atmosphere in order to provide these high temperatures in the city, which also favors rain showers at the end of the day.

This is the prefecture’s forecast for this Sunday night: rapid and isolated rain showers, which may be accompanied by lightning.

In the coming days, the municipality should continue with the intense heat. The forecast is that the maximum will continue to reach 40°C on Monday (16) and Tuesday (17).

Source: CNN Brasil

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