Freezing in tropical Brazil – Record cold in Mandi

13 June 2016 – Frost reaches São Paulo area, tropical Brazil.

Itapetininga records -3,3ºC and water freezes on tap.

Housewife Tatiane Aparecida Gomes, 21, was startled when she opened the tap to make coffee at 6 am on Monday, 13, in Itapetininga, São Paulo southwest. Water did not spurt because it was frozen. It was 3.31 degrees below zero in the city, according to the Integrated Centre for Agrometeorology Information (Ciiagro) of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo. It was the lowest temperature since the service began operating in the city in 2007.

It was the coldest morning in many years also in Barra do Turvo, in the Ribeira Valley, where the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) recorded 3.6 degrees Celsius.

Record cold in Mandi

In Mandi, also in the southwest, the Ciiagro plunged 4.84 degrees below zero this morning, a record. In this city, where on Sunday 12, the temperature had already reached -4.60, cold surpassed the previous record high of -3.69 degrees on July 21, 2000, recorded also by Ciiagro.

Inside the Tatiane’s boarding house in Chapadinha, neighborhood Itapetininga, her husband improvised a plastic tent to protect from the wind wife and Giovani children, 5 years, and Cristiano, 7 months. Tatiane says that the district is in uptown wind enters cutting the minimum gaps. “There is no blanket to give account.” Your neighbor, the day-workers Sebastião Pires, 55, reactivated the makeshift wood stove in a metal barrel, and cook lunch, works as a heater. “The neighborhood is high and windy, so I leave the fire lit at night.” The peasant Ivanete Souza, 40, also uses the wood stove to prepare food and heat.
In town, the houses dawned with the roof covered with ice, as if they were glass. People took to the streets with blankets and hoods. Agronomist Edegar Snack mind that lawns, trees and cars also had ice sheets. “I’ve lived here since 2002 and is the first time I see frost on the roof, a totally unusual thing.

Hélio Ventura tried to help the chickens in the backyard. “They were frozen, with a thin snow on feathers, gave great pity,” he said.

In the countryside, frost burned the leaves of a wide planting cabotiã pumpkin, in Boa Vista. The Amadeu Ribeiro da Silva administrator, 54, says that 28 hectares of the crop – an area equivalent to 30 football fields – were lost. “What is most sad we were to start the harvest and you can not save anything.” He estimated the damage at at least R $ 40 thousand. His wife, Fabiana da Silva, 37, said the field seemed covered with snow. “At 6:20 a.m. went out to take my daughter to school and the pool of water had frozen. The boards of the gate had two centimeters of ice, “he said.

In other cities in the southwest region the temperature was below zero; in Paranapanema (-0.81) in Taquarituba (-0.76) and in Capão Bonito (-0.28).

Freezing in ABC region. (A = Santo André, B = São Bernardo do Campo, C = São Caetano do Sul).

Freezing in several neighborhoods of São Bernardo do Campo.
District Riacho Grande suffered the most from the cold.

Residents of the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in the metropolitan region of São Paulo are sharing images on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, reminiscent of the south of the country.

The photos record layers of ice on cars and sidewalk. Center, Big Creek, Nova Petropolis Demarchi and are among the neighborhoods with more shared images.

In some places of the city, the wind chill reached 0 ° C. The morning was the coldest in the Great ABC averaging 2 ° C in the cities that make up the region.×290/b_290x290/carros-amanheceram-cobertos-de-gelo-fotos-reproducao-facebook_746621.jpg

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3 thoughts on “Freezing in tropical Brazil – Record cold in Mandi”

  1. It would be helpful to get latitudes and altitudes for these areas so I wouldn’t have to always look them up.

  2. Snow, ice, cold-and here in the Midwest we are stuck in a sweltering heat wave that just will not quit! Very unusual, the temps here are usually like a yo-yo all year round, up and down. But now there seems to be no down.

    I feel sorry for the Brazilians, since they are not used to icy conditions. I would trade with them in a heartbeat if I could.

    It’s 1:13 am, and I can’t sleep for listening to my poor doggies pant. It must still be in the 90’s in here, and the windows might as well not even be open, because there is not one breath of air.

    Does anyone have a clue as to the cause of this heat wave? I understand it’s even worse out West and even in the Northwest. Especially since it is so cold other places. Does it have anything to do with the cessation of the Gulf Stream, which was a moderating influence in both directions?

    • The Gulf Stream is alive and well, the fact is, the UK and Western Europe has benefited over thousands of years from it, to maintain a warm and wet air stream over the UK and the coastal regions of North Western Europe from the prevailing South Westerlies and the water vapour picked up by it.
      If the Gulf Stream stopped dead in its tracks which it has done at least three times in this Interglacial period, most of Europe and the UK for that matter, would end up during each 900 year period under a 1 KM of Ice.
      These periods of ice advance during the early part of the Interglacial are called the Younger Dryas periods. The Younger Dryas are also the reason why this Interglacial looks like a broken off molar in the temperature gauge when compared to the previous three Interglacial periods which looks like church steeple’s in comparison and reach far higher maximum temperatures than this failing interglacial ever has.
      However, the Gulf Stream can be deflected for a period of time, during a North Atlantic Oscillation period, the normal positions of the major Atlantic Low, which is normally over Iceland, is reversed with the Azores High. The Atlantic Low then positions its-self, opposite the Spanish Peninsular and above the Azores, In during so, and as with any cyclone, sucks the heat and water vapour out of the ocean, causing a large cold spot to develop over time in the Mid Atlantic. The Westerlies around the Low then push the Gulf Stream much further to the East towards Spain, and then down towards Africa, thereby, not warming the coastal waters of Northern Europe.
      Similar weather structures form over large continental land masses, particularly while The Jet Stream allows a far more meridional South to North air flow system to develop. Once a block in the atmosphere occurs the waves of energy carried by the air remain in one place, in your case its warm, in Eastern Europe it still winter.
      In the UK’s case we have had a stationary low for 10 days which has dumped 5” of rain on my garden in the English Midlands, generating the wettest June on record. Global warming has nothing to do with this weather, the lack of EUV from the Sun which drives our climate has.

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