Brazil Weather News
RIO DE JANEIRO — Thursday afternoon brought the warmest temperaturs of the winter to Rio, reported the weather service. According the National Institute of Meteorology, the neighborhood of Realengo reached 33.7º C (92.7º F), breaking the previous record, 33.1º C (91.6º F), set on July 2.
Rio de Janeiro Sees Record Heat
The city’s famed beaches, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and São Conrado filled early in the day with beautiful people taking in the bright winter sun. Cyclists, skaters and joggers filled the seaside paths in Flamengo and the beaches, as well as the path that circles the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Frigid cold continues in Southern Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Without polar air, and with bright sunshine, Rio de Janeiro and points north continue with high temperatures, according to the weather service.
Forecasters predict a cold front to arrive in the city on Friday, bringing with it lower temperatures. The sun will be strong most of the day, but the polar winds associated with the cold front will arrive in the morning, which will prevent the record-high temperatures we saw today.
The city, however, will not see the very cold temperatures dominating Southern Brazil. Nor is there rain in the forecast. For the weekend, the forecast is for sunny skies throughout the state, with hot days and afternoons and evenings with warm temperatures.