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Polar blast brings snow, record low temps to southern Brazil

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Staff Writer | July 20, 2017
Several cities in southern Brazil experienced record low temperatures and even snow on Tuesday with the arrival of a mass of polar air blamed for two deaths in Argentina, authorities said.
Brazil snow
Weather   The lowest reading was recorded in Bom Jardim da Serra
Most towns in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Parana and Santa Catarina woke up to sub-freezing temperatures, the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) said.

The lowest reading was recorded in Bom Jardim da Serra, Santa Catarina, where the temperature was minus 7.4 C (18 F) at 6 am, with a wind chill of minus 17 C (1 F).

Snow fell in the mountains of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.


 

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