Far west of Amazonas receives danger alert due to intense rains – Amazonas


The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) issued a warning of danger due to rain in six states in Brazil this first week of April. In the far west of Amazonas, an orange alert was issued, indicating intense winds (from 60 km/h to 100 km/h) and above-normal rainfall. There is a risk of power cuts, falling trees, flooding and electrical discharges in this region.

In addition to Amazonas, orange alerts went to the states of Maranhão, Ceará, Paraíba and Piauí. Danger was also identified in a small part of Acre.

Inmet also issued yellow alerts (potential danger) for several Brazilian regions. Rain of up to 50 mm per day and strong winds are expected, but limited to 60 km/h. According to the yellow alert, there is no high risk of power cuts, flooding or danger of electrical discharge.

The temperature forecast for the month of April is above average in practically the entire country, with the South and Southeast regions presenting a higher heat index. The west of the South and Southeast regions will have the highest temperatures, while the North and Northeast regions may exceed 26ºC. The South and Southeast regions will have temperatures varying between 18ºC and 26ºC, with exceptions in higher altitude areas, which will be below 20ºC.

The article is in Portuguese


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