After recording rain in some spots, the heat continues. But when, in fact, will it rain again in Belo Horizonte and other regions of Minas Gerais?
The high temperatures are due to a heat wave that hits much of Brazil. The phenomenon placed the 853 municipalities in Minas Gerais on red alert (great danger). According to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), high temperatures can pose a health risk. The heat wave is expected to last until next weekend. The tendency is that from next Sunday (19), rain showers will occur again in a more widespread way.
Forecast for this Wednesday
According to the agency, there is a forecast of isolated precipitation in the center-south and west of the state this Wednesday (15). However, the agency warns that the heat wave persists in Minas.
“The availability of moisture at medium levels of the atmosphere, combined with the circulation of winds at high levels of the atmosphere, favors the occurrence of isolated and temporary rains in the previously mentioned sectors. It should be noted that these rains will not be enough to alleviate the heat”, said the Inmet statement.
As a result, the sky should be partially cloudy with dry fog in the afternoon and the possibility of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms at night in the Northwest, South/Southwest, West, Triangulo Mineiro/Alto Paranaíba, Campo das Vertentes and Zona da Mata. In other regions, the day should be clear with dry fog in the afternoon. Thermometers can reach 43ºC in the North and in the Jequitinhonha Valley.
Four regions of Belo Horizonte recorded rain in the early hours of this Wednesday (115), the Proclamation of the Republic holiday. In Venda Nova, according to Civil Defense, it was 24 millimeters — that is, 10.2% of what was expected for November. The climatological average is 236.0 millimeters.
In the West it rained 14 millimeters (5.9%), in Pampulha it was 3.6 millimeters (1.5%) and in the Northwest it was 0.2 millimeters (0.1%). The other six regions may see a slight refreshment today.
The forecast indicates that the day will be clear to partly cloudy, with high temperatures, dry weather and the possibility of rapid showers in the late afternoon and early evening. The minimum temperature was 22 °C. The estimated maximum is 38 °C.
Yesterday, the capital recorded 37.9°C, which was considered the highest temperature of the month so far. On Monday (13), thermometers reached 37.3°C, and on Sunday (12), 36.1°C.
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