In Brazil, where most of the country is suffering from an unusual heat wave for this time of year for the second week, the highest temperature in history was recorded on Sunday. According to the data of the national meteorological institute Inmet, 44.8 degrees Celsius were measured in Aracuai in the southeast of the country.
Previously, a record temperature of 44.7 degrees Celsius was recorded in the country in 2005. The extreme heat wave, which is unusual for the start of spring, has been attributed to the El Nino weather phenomenon and climate change. Temperatures are an average of five degrees Celsius above normal, but the heat is expected to subside by the end of the week. According to the data of the Inmet Institute, up to 40 degrees Celsius will be recorded only in the capitals of three federal states, he reported CNN Brasil.
Due to extremely high temperatures, last week Inmet announced a warning in fifteen more states near the capital Brasilia. Almost 3,000 cities and hundreds of millions of people were affected, and electricity consumption is at a record high due to air conditioners.
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