Red alerts have been issued for almost 3,000 towns and cities across Brazil, which have been experiencing an unprecedented heatwave. Via BBC News:
Rio de Janeiro recorded 42.5C (Editor’s note: 108.5 Farenheit.) on Sunday – a record for November – and high humidity on Tuesday meant that it felt like 58.5C, municipal authorities said.
More than a hundred million people have been affected by the heat, which is expected to last until at least Friday.
Officials have attributed it to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change.
The city of São Paulo saw average temperatures of 37.3C on Tuesday afternoon, the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) reported.
The Earth is currently in an El Niño weather phase, during which time global temperatures typically increase. So we have that to look forward to!