Heavy rain complicates Rio’s life on the way home

Heavy rain complicates Rio’s life on the way home
Heavy rain complicates Rio’s life on the way home
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Traffic with restrictions on Viaduto do Gasólogo for those heading towards Avenida Brasil (Photo: COR)

The heavy rains that hit the city of River this Wednesday (31) are already causing a series of disruptions in the lives of Rio residents returning from work. The most affected region, according to Rio Operations Center (COLOR)is that of Governador Island, in the North Zone. At 5:31 pm, there was strong wind in the Galeão Airport. At Baixada Fluminense there were also records of rain showers.

According to the Rio Alert, This Wednesday night (31/01), the forecast is for cloudy skies, with isolated showers of moderate rain, occasionally heavy, accompanied by lightning.

According to COR, at 6:27 pm, rain cores acted in the North Zone, center It is Tijucaand continued with a slow movement towards the South Zone.

Rio remains in operational stage 2 since Sunday morning (21), due to the emergency decree published at the beginning of January – when rains in RJ left 12 people dead in the state, more than 15 days ago.

Stage 2 is the second level on a scale of five and means there is a risk of high-impact events in the city. There is a possibility of a new stage change due to rain and/or other factors, according to the Rio Operations Center.

According to data released by National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), this Wednesday (31/01), the expectation is that February will also have muggy weather and high temperatures. According to the institute, new storms, like the one that hit Rio in January, are likely to happen, especially in the first half of the month.

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