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Suffocating heat and storms: Inmet issues warning for almost all of Brazil

The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) issued a warning of intense rain and storms for 13 states in Brazil, this Monday (18). In addition to the heavy rain, the heat wave continues in at least three states: São Paulo, Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul.

The total volume of rain can reach 100 mm, with winds of up to 100 km/h and the risk of electricity cuts, falling tree branches, flooding and electrical discharges, according to the institute.

The states that will be affected are:

  • Amapá
  • Amazon
  • Ceará
  • Maranhão
  • Mato Grosso
  • Mato Grosso do Sul
  • For
  • Paraná
  • Piauí
  • Rio Grande do Sul
  • Rondônia
  • Santa Catarina
  • Tocantins

In case of gusts of wind, the institute warns of:

  • Do not take shelter under trees, as there is a risk of falling and electrical shocks.
  • Do not park vehicles near transmission towers and advertising signs.
  • If possible, turn off electrical appliances and the general power supply.

Inmet also issued a red alert (of great danger) for the states of São Paulo and Paraná. by excessive heat. The warning says that there may be a “risk to health” due to a temperature 5ºC above average for a period longer than 5 days.

Source: CNN Brasil

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