“Antarctic air” will advance over a large part of Argentina and reach parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru and even Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, forecast warns.
17 Aug 2020 – The Brazilian meteorology company MetSul warned this Sunday that a “very intense” polar air mass will reach half of the Brazilian territory and a large part of South American countries, such as Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina, from the Litoral, NOA and Center of the country, including Buenos Aires. “The event has the potential to be a historical record of cold and snow,” they warned.
The forecast indicates that an “Antarctic air” will advance over a large part of Argentina and will reach extensions of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru and even Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
The report released by MetSul also warns of intensity of “snow in Uruguay, as well as in Argentina near Buenos Aires, in the provinces of Santa Fe and Entre Ríos.”
It will also cover most of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, among other Brazilian states. “Almost every year there are strong cold air masses in southern Brazil, but they will be exceptionally strong and wide during the second half of August.
Uruguay below zero
INUMET, the Uruguayan meteorological service, published its weather outlook until August 22 and again announced minimum temperatures below zero this week.
North of the Negro River, a drop in temperatures is expected towards Friday, August 21, reaching lows between -5 ° C and -2 ° C and maximums between 11 ° C and 14 ° C until August 22nd.
“The polar wave will enter through Argentina”
MetSul Meteorology indicated that the intense polar air mass, which will reach practically half of the Brazilian territory and much of South America this week with the potential to be a historic cold and snow event, “will advance through Argentina and reach the south, midwest, southeast and part of northern Brazil through its continental trajectory, as well as Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru and even Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
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