City of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Faces a Heat wave Temperatures have reached record levels, causing extreme conditions among the most vulnerable populations.
This Saturday, the Heat sensation rose up to 59.7 degrees CelsiusBeating the previous record 59.3°C Recorded on Friday Guaratiba. These extreme conditions led to the cancellation of the American singer’s concert Taylor Swift.
The sweltering heat led to chilling tourists and dozens of people who bathed at the iconic beaches. Copacabana And Ipanema
Most of the center and southeast Brazil Has been suffering from oppression and abnormal temperature for several days Southern spring.
Experts agree that the effects are most severe in poor neighborhoods with high population density and dangerous housing separated only by narrow lanes.
Indoors, without insulation Heat And poorly ventilated, the situation worsens. “A sauna feeling is createdsaid Andre Candido, a resident of Rocinha.
Residents Rosinha They live in low houses, with small windows and metal roofs, “not really suitable for high-density conditions.” Heat“Like last week, says Professor Denis Duarte of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. University of Sao Paulo.
Brazil It has suffered in recent months Extreme weather Experts attribute the phenomenon to warming boy: High temperatures, a historic drought in the north and heavy rains accompanied by cyclones in the south of the country.
serious Heat wave This has had tragic consequences. Ana Clara Benevitis, a young psychology student and fan Taylor SwiftHe died of a heart attack Dehydration And this Extreme heat During the Friday recital.
The incident shocked Brazil and led to the president’s rule Luis Inacio Lula da Silva Measures such as allowing water bottles at events should be taken to prevent future tragedies.
According to the network reports O globe, More than 1,000 people fainted and required medical attention due to heat and dehydration before and after the concert. At Nilton Santos Stadium, located in the Meier neighborhood, water bottles sold out quickly, despite the high price.
City of Rio de Janeiro found in Storm warning to Sunday midnight. Cool weather is expected over the coastal areas The wind blows It will reach a speed of 100 km per hour in the southeast.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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