The week will start with frost in Campanha Gaúcha; snow in Santa Catarina and Serra Gaúcha; cold entering the Midwest Region; and increasingly strong winds on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. This is what the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) predicts.
All as a result of the formation and displacement of a cold front across the country, which should also cause heavy rains in areas of Mato Grosso do Sul, southern Mato Grosso, Goiás and Minas Gerais and in areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Concerned about the possibility of some more extreme effects caused by climate change, Inmet and the Navy released a joint note in which they report that there are “favorable conditions for the formation of a subtropical cyclone on the high seas, at position 36°S 042° W, approximately 530 nautical miles (980 km) south of the coast of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with a rapid movement to the southwest and subsequent movement to the west/northwest, starting on the morning of May 16”.
Also according to the note, if atmospheric conditions persist, the system should be classified as a “subtropical storm”. “The performance of this meteorological system may cause winds of up to 55 knots (100 km/h) around the cyclone, mainly in the eastern and southeastern sectors of this system, until the night of May 16”, adds the note.
on the internet, the Navy keeps up to date weather alerts. Weather information can also be viewed through the Boletim ao Mar app, available for download for Android and iOS systems.
According to Inmet, the dawn of Tuesday (17) is when frost forms in the north of Santa Catarina and in a large part of Paraná and in the south and southwest of Mato Grosso do Sul, and it can be strong in the center and south of the state. Paraná.
The institute predicts a sharper drop in temperatures in areas of the Center-West and Southeast regions, as well as in the south of the Amazon region.
“During the day, an extratropical cyclone advances near the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, further intensifying the winds in the south and east of the state. Wind gusts may exceed 100 km/h in some locations in the extreme south of Rio Grande do Sul”, adds Inmet.
Also according to the institute, the cold air mass will continue to act in much of Brazil until the end of the week.