Argiris Diamantis writes;
The translation that translate.google.com provides from Portuguese into English is not perfect, but we understand that there was rare snowfall in Brazil, with enormous drops in temperatures and meteorogists blame this on El Nino.
Snow in April in SC confirms harsh winter perspective; Friday, made 4 ° C in Curitiba
Posted on April 29, 2016
By Luiz Henrique de Oliveira
There were small snowflakes, but were historic. Since 1999 it not snowed in April in Brazil. Yesterday morning, the frozen precipitation occurred in the city of São Joaquim in Planalto Sul, Santa Catarina.Coincidence or not, and in the 90 temperatures plunged from 30 ° C to 0 ° C overnight.
In Curitiba, on Friday (29), the sun rose to 4.9 ° C of micromanagement. Throughout Paraná, the lowest temperature was 0.2 ° C in Baran, South. For the next days, temperatures should follow low, rising from 10 ° C minimum only on Monday, according to the Institute weather Simepar.
Snowing in April is a rarity. To date, only had snow news in Brazil in April between 16 and 17 months in 1999, according to the Met Office South, which, in 2013, when it snowed in Curitiba, was the first institute to predict that the phenomenon could to happen.According to the institute, it is probably not a coincidence snow this year and 1999.
“Undeniable, however, the rarity and exceptionality have snowed now, still officially with El Niño in the Pacific (1999 had La Niña) and a month that days before had recorded almost 40ºC in southern Brazil,” says Met South
According to meteorologists, the explanation is that when the El Niño begins to lose steam temperatures follow exactly the patterns for the season, which should bring one of the coldest winters ever. To give more credit to it, remains to remember that in April last year, made no less than 10 ° C in Curitiba.
It will snow?
As explained meteorologists, snow in Curitiba and region takes several factors, such as a cold front with mass polar air, something that is not easy to happen. In 2013, the few flakes of snow that fell was enough to make the joy of Paraná. …
For now, there is no need to will snow in Curitiba, but in a winter that promises, why not?
Snow Is Recorded In The Urban Area Of San Joaquin
Was recorded late on Wednesday (27), around 20h 15min, snowflakes in the urban area of San Joaquin.
The photo is of Giuliandres Hugen, who recorded the first snow in San Joaquin town in 2016.
The forecast is for more snow during the night.
On the morning of Friday (29), the San Joaquin dawned frozen fields. With the cold air mass that is on the state, a beautiful frost was formed, bringing beautiful landscapes freezing in São Joaquim.
According to Ronaldo Coutinho, the temperature was extremely low in most of SC at dawn, with minimum temperatures between -3/5 ° C in most of the state , “Frost was wide, stronger in the West, Midwest and plains, isolated on the high points of the Itajai valley and the top of the mountain region of Florianópolis, and intense above 900 m (lowlands and valleys) “ said the meteorologist.
Are Joauim set a record, reaching -6 °. The cold will predominate during the weekend.