Articles tagged "brazil weather"

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Brazil gripped by historic August cold, another round of cold blast to hit next week

Residents in Brazil are grappling with historically cold August, resulting in intense frost sweeping through many areas in Santa Catarina. Another round of extreme cold blast is set to hit next week, affecting a large portion of the southern region. All-time cold...

August 14, 2020

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Record cold temperatures hit Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazil's southern states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina-- in which at least 23 municipalities saw minimal negatives-- registered scores of record cold temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14 and 15, 2020. The mercury plummeted to -10 °C (14...

July 17, 2020

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'Extratropical bomb cyclone' lashes southern Brazil, leaving at least 10 people dead and 1 million affected

A rapidly developing storm -- extratropical bomb cyclone -- lashed southern Brazil on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, killing at least 10 people. Winds of up to 110 km/h (68 mph) blew away tile roofs, sheet roofing, and power lines, resulting in disruptions that affected...

July 03, 2020

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Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil

In a rare occurrence, a meteotsunami hit the Praia do Cassino Beach in the southernmost region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on March 14, 2020. The rapid waves slammed into nearby vehicles, causing beachgoers to panic and run away to safety. Powerful...

March 17, 2020

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More than 50 dead or missing as violent flash floods and mudslides hit Brazil

At least 23 people lost their lives and more than 30 others went missing after continuous heavy downpour struck Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, causing violent flash floods and landslides. The death toll is expected to further increase as rescue teams and...

March 04, 2020

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Southern Brazil shivers through record breaking, rare summer cold

The city of Sao Joaquim in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, recorded its fourth frost of summer 2020 in February, according to the municipality's online agency. This was also the second cold blast in the country for the month, which is considered extremely rare....

March 02, 2020

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Major floods and landslides leave at least 57 people dead after heaviest rains since records began, Brazil

At least 57 people were confirmed dead on Monday, January 27, 2020, after days of intense downpour struck southeastern Brazil, triggering massive floods and landslides. Belo Horizonte city registered 171.8 mm (6.7 inches) of rain on Friday, January 24-- the highest...

January 27, 2020

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At least 6 dead as a month's worth of rain hits Espirito Santo in just one day, Brazil

Extremely heavy rains hit southern Brazil on January 17 and 18, 2020, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving at least 6 people dead in Espirito Santo. Several others are feared missing. Nearly 250 mm (9.8 inches) fell in Alfredo Chaves town in 24 hours to...

January 20, 2020

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Salvador on high alert as more than a month's worth of rain falls in three hours, Brazil

More than a month's worth of rain fell in a 3-hour period in Salvador, capital of Bahia State on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, putting the city on high alert. The city's Civil Defense said the rain dumped 169 mm (7 inches) of rain in the morning. The monthly...

November 28, 2019

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Floods and landslides kill one, displace dozens in Espirito Santo, Brazil

Days of heavy rain has resulted in flooding and landslides in Espirito State in southeastern Brazil, killing at least one and displacing dozens of residents. Around 208 mm (8 inches) of rain fell on a 24-hour period to November 14, 2019, in the municipality....

November 17, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate...

June 15, 2019

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Very close cloud to ground lightning strike in São José dos Campos, Brazil

A very close cloud to ground lightning was recorded in São José dos Campos, Brazil on April 10, 2019. Heavy rainfall has been affecting several parts of Brazil since last week, causing fatalities and damage, particularly in the States of Rio de...

April 11, 2019

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TS Iba: Very rare tropical storm forms near the coast of Brazil, the first since 2010 and third ever in recorded history

A rare tropical storm named Iba by the Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center (BNHC) formed near the coast of Brazil on March 24, 2019. This is the first tropical storm to form in this region since 2010 and third ever in recorded history. At 16:00 UTC on March 24,...

March 24, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain, deadly floods and landslides hit São Paulo, Brazil

At least 12 people have died and 6 have been injured after extremely heavy rain, floods and landslides hit the state of São Paulo, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2019. Floodwaters inundated several areas of the city of São Paulo (population 14.7 million),...

March 12, 2019

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A month's worth of rain in 2 hours as deadly storm hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm swept through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city with a population of 6.3 million, late Wednesday into Thursday, February 7, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and leaving at least 6 people dead. The storm hit just several days...

February 08, 2019

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Record rainfall, widespread flooding hits Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia

A severe storm produced very heavy rain and strong winds over parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and leaving at least 4 people dead. The storm caused major flooding in northern...

January 10, 2019

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Heavy floods hit São Paulo, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting São Paulo for the past 5 days caused heavy floods in its southern and eastern parts on March 30, 2018. The municipal districts of Cidade Ademar and Ipiranga in the southern zone announced a state of alert at around 19:00 UTC (16:00 local...

March 31, 2018

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Severe flooding in São Paulo kills 3, leaves 1 000 displaced

Heave rains struck São Paulo, Brazil on March 20, 2018, destroying homes and property, leaving 3 people dead and over 1 000 displaced. The storm approached São Paulo on Tuesday afternoon, bringing lightning, rain and high winds to the area. Emergency...

March 22, 2018

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Very intense storm turns streets of Belo Horizonte into raging rivers, Brazil

A short but very intense storm wreaked havoc in the city of Belo Horizonte and other areas of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil on March 16, 2018. According to Civil Defense, 74.6 mm (2.93 inches) of rain fell in just 20 minutes, which is around half the historical...

March 20, 2018

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A month's worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the morning of February 15, 2018 with a month's worth of rain in just one hour. The storm flooded homes and roads, downed trees and caused substantial structural damage. At least 4 people were killed and 30 injured....

February 16, 2018

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8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil

Extreme rainfall has caused severe flooding and deadly landslides in the northeastern and southern Brazil over the weekend, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and forcing more than 30 000 to evacuate. Authorities said that swollen rivers, mudslides, and falling...

May 29, 2017

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Prolonged, early season cold spell grips South America

South American countries of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil are experiencing an unusually cold weather for this time of year. Cold blasts, caused by cold winds from the Antarctica (Friagens), are not unusual across South America in the...

June 12, 2016

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Floods and landslides claim 21 lives across Sao Paulo, Brazil

Floods and landslides that hit Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2016 claimed lives of at least 21 people. An unknown number of people is still missing. Torrential rain that hit the region on March 10 and continued into March 11 has thrown...

March 12, 2016

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Dangerous mesoscale storm spawns tornadoes and wreaks havoc across Parana, Brazil

A major tornado multivortex wreaked havoc across the western portion of the Brazilian state of Parana on November 19, 2015. The system has passed 12 cities causing major devastation along its way. Video credit: João Luiz Cassanelli A large storm system...

November 23, 2015