The brutal cold-front infecting South America is beginning to take names. Urupema, a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, recorded it’s coldest ever temperature on the morning of July 07.
The mercury plunged to -9.2C (15.4F) at the Epagri-Ciram weather station, making it the lowest temperature ever recorded there, comfortably busting the -8.8C (16.2F) set on June 28, 2011.
It got so cold that one of Santa Catarina’s main tourist attractions, the Morro das Torres cascade, actually froze over:
According to the state’s Civil Defense Department, ALL regions of southern Brazil recorded temperatures below 0C (32F) on July 07, with the exception of the coast.
While anecdotal reports indicate 0C was actually recorded on some coasts, with snow also falling:
Brazil’s brutal cold looks set to ease over the coming days, giving some relief to the county’s growing regions.
But it appears to be back with a vengeance next week, at least for southern and western parts:
GFS TEMP ANOMALY for JULY 18
The cold times are returning, as the sun enters its next Grand Solar Minimum cycle:
GSM + Pole Shift