Heat wave: Brazil is on red alert for high temperatures; see the pictures

Part of Brazil is on red alert for high temperatures this weekend, according to the National Institute of Meteorology. Discover the images taken this Saturday (11) below.

The alert was triggered by the Southern Rondônia Institute, passing through Mato Grosso and covering Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and São Paulo.

The situation is highlighted during the emergence of a new heat wave in Brazil, which could be more intense than the previous one, recorded in September.

Weather forecast

The temperature exceeds 42ºC in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul this weekend due to a new heat wave affecting Brazil, he said. CNN Kelen Andrade, specialist in weather extremes at the National Center for Monitoring and Warning of Natural Disasters (Cemaden).

“This weekend the temperatures will be quite high in (some) regions, mainly in the Central West, (like) Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso, (where we will have) temperatures above 40ºC, 42ºC. In the Southeast, there will also be very high temperatures in all states,” he said.

According to the expert, the new heat wave is expected to last seven to ten days and peak at the end of next week.

In addition to the Center-West, the new heat wave is also expected to affect the South-East and North-East of the country, with probably higher temperatures than the last wave, recorded in September.

“This heatwave will affect several regions of the country. We have it in operation in the South-East, the Center-West and part of the North-East. This wave should predominate over the next few days, at least next week. We also had a wave in September, but this one (now) is a little more intense,” he said.

“The mathematical models that we use to forecast the weather indicate that at least for the next seven days and up to a maximum of ten days, we will have this heat wave acting out,” he added.

Kelen Andrade also recalled the importance for the population to hydrate a lot during this period to avoid health problems linked to high temperatures.

VIDEO – Inmet: the Center-West and the South-East are on heat alert; temperatures can reach 40º C

*Published by Pedro Jordão, from CNN in Sao Paulo