Year without a summer in Brazil

The temperature on Friday (Feb 23) in Vale do Cruzeiro, about 16km from the center of São Joaquim, dropped to 5.7ºC in the shelter and -2.4ºC in the grass, making it the fifth frost (freeze) in February at the top of the mountain range.

The previous record was only 3 frosts (freezes) in February 2002.

Remember, summer begins on December 21 in Brazil and ends on March 20.

This summer has already seen 12 days of frost, while the summer of 2008/2009 saw 13 days. It’s also the seventh frost of 2018, making it the biggest number of frost days for the start of the year in 64 years!

This goes along with the headline: “São Joaquim (SC) without summer.

Record Established! Frost on Caminhos da Neve marks the November with more days of frost in the history of meteorology in the region of São Joaquim

For the first time in history, São Joaquim recorded a cooler November than September in average.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

7 thoughts on “Year without a summer in Brazil”

  1. Icy blast from Siberia sweeps across Europe

    PARIS: A wintry blast of freezing temperatures swept across Europe on Sunday (Feb 25), with a biting wind from Siberia claiming four lives and endangering the continent’s homeless – with the worst yet to come.

    The “Beast from the East”, as the phenomenon has been dubbed by the British media, is expected to bring chilling winds from Russia over the next week that will make it feel even colder than thermometers indicate.


  2. A cool summer in Perth too.
    A tweet from the BoM, 3 days ago:
    Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia
    Feb 23
    “Perth forecast for the rest of February, and still not too hot! In fact, we haven’t had a day over 40°C in Perth this summer (the hottest was 38.0°C on 14th Jan). The last summer without a 40°C was 2001/02.”
    Feb 24 Sat Min-Max (deg C) 15-32
    Feb 25 Sun Min-Max (deg C) 21-28
    Feb 26 Mon Min-Max (deg C) 19-25
    Feb 27 Tues Min-Max (deg C) 15-25
    Feb 28 Wed Min-Max (deg C) 15-30

  3. 2008/9 was the solar minimum. If we are entering a grand solar minimum things are surely going to get a lot colder.

  4. Here in South Africa we have had a summer.
    Normally Feb/March are the hottest months.
    I sleep in a tent with all the flaps open and a sheet.
    Last night all flaps shut and a duvet and there was still a chill.
    My thought was this is weird.

  5. Partially it`s due to the la.nina but also the waters of south atlantic are considerably colder than normal in its tropical western zone since the beginning of last year. It strongly affects the climate of the whole country. Brazil had also a cold to normal winter and spring in 2017.

  6. Little off topic.
    Sinabung erupted again at 20:30 on 25/2/2017.
    Eruption column near 4 kilometers high over the summit.
    No media reports coming out on this one – only low light images available,

    This was not a throat clearing exercise this time – straight out explosive eruption.

    That’s two largish eruptions within the week. Sinabung has been erupting daily for over a year but nothing near as large as these two events.

    Keep your eye on Sinabung

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