Update Post: December 4, 2023 11:00 pm
Date: September 25, 2023 Time: 01:38:23
On Monday, in the last days of winter, atypical heat began. The rapid increase in temperature forced Brazilian meteorologists to announce a “red alert” for residents of certain states of the country, which is accompanied by “a high probability of serious accidents, risks to the physical health and lives of citizens. ”.
The state of Sao Paulo recorded the highest temperature of the year on Friday with 34.7 degrees Celsius. According to the National Institute of Meteorology, the state’s current winter could be considered the warmest ever recorded. The average high temperature was 2.5 degrees above normal for the season.
In the midst of the intense heat that hit the country, energy consumption increased to an average of 73.5 thousand megawatts, driven by the intensive use of air conditioners and a record for September.