Severe storms bring giant hail and intense lightning to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Uruguay

Severe storms bring giant hail and intense lightning to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Uruguay

Late Tuesday, October 3, 2023, parts of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and Uruguay were struck by severe weather conditions that included giant hail and intense lightning. The hail ranged from “very large” to “giant”. Damage to homes, buildings, and infrastructure has been reported, although official estimates are not yet available. Further adverse weather conditions are forecasted for Wednesday.

From heatwave to frost in less than a week: Historic cold engulfs parts of South America

From heatwave to frost in less than a week: Historic cold engulfs parts of South America

A sudden and unexpected surge of cold Arctic air has engulfed several regions of South America, shattering numerous cold records in its wake. Although it is currently summer in the southern hemisphere, including parts of South America such as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and parts of Brazil, some areas have experienced a drastic and rapid shift in weather, going from a heat wave to frost in less than a week.

Rare snowfall reported in Uruguay

Rare snowfall reported in Uruguay

Brazilian and North American meteorologists both agreed it was snow that was seen falling in parts of Uruguay on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Since Uruguay is located within the temperate zone of the tropic of Capricorn, the country has warm summers and crisp winters…

Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

After a severe lack of rainfall during the summer of 2017/18, parts of Argentina and Uruguay are now suffering their worst drought in decades and the most expensive weather-related disaster on the planet so far this year. This is also the most expensive disaster in…