Weather expert predicts more disasters looming for Brazil

11/1/2022 5:26:00 AM

Weather expert predicts more disasters looming for Brazil

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Weather expert predicts more disasters looming for Brazil

BRASÍLIA: The tragic collapse of a cliff that left 10 dead in Brazil on Saturday (Jan 8) was caused by torrential rains and more disasters could be on the way, meteorologist Estael Sias told AFP. Two months of downpours have caused deadly flooding in several Brazil ian states, including Bahia in the n

That generates large amounts of rain that result in frequent floods or landslides in several states.Another meteorological phenomenon, called La Nina, which provokes a cooling of the Pacific Ocean causing heavy rains in some parts of the world and drought in others, also contributes to an increased rainfall.

Heavy rain is forecast for the next 10 days and"unfortunately, the could mean more disasters", said Sias.Less rain is expected in the second half of January but"February and March remain periods of high rainfall"."The extremes that we've registered throughout the whole world in the last two years have been ever more frequent with historic heat events, ever more recurring rains, and given that the last two years have been the two hottest in the history of the planet, it is difficult to separate phenomenon like ZCAS ... with global warming, which is the fuel that accentuates extremes throughout the planet."

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Sias said heavy summer rains are caused by the South Atlantic Convergence Zone (ZCAS) - a phenomenon created by a humid corridor from the Amazon rainforest meeting a cold front from the South.On Saturday, a large rock fragment broke free of a ravine and plunged onto four boats in Furnas Lake in Brazil's eastern Minas Gerais state, as panicked tourists watched helplessly from other vessels.January 8, 2022 One, shared on social media, showed the minute before the incident, with several people warning that “lots of stones are falling” and yelling at the occupants of other boats to move away from the rock face.LinkedIn BRASILIA: Brazil has had 24,382 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours, and 44 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Sunday (Jan 9).

That generates large amounts of rain that result in frequent floods or landslides in several states. Another meteorological phenomenon, called La Nina, which provokes a cooling of the Pacific Ocean causing heavy rains in some parts of the world and drought in others, also contributes to an increased rainfall. More than 30 people were injured, including nine who had to be hospitalized, authorities said. Heavy rain is forecast for the next 10 days and"unfortunately, the could mean more disasters", said Sias. Divers resumed their search Sunday. Less rain is expected in the second half of January but"February and March remain periods of high rainfall". The victims were all Brazilian nationals, aged between 14 and 68, according to preliminary investigations. "The extremes that we've registered throughout the whole world in the last two years have been ever more frequent with historic heat events, ever more recurring rains, and given that the last two years have been the two hottest in the history of the planet, it is difficult to separate phenomenon like ZCAS .

. Dramatic videos shared on social networks captured the moment the cliff collapsed. To avoid future accidents, he said, it would be advisable to keep tourists further away from the cliffs during the rainy season.. with global warming, which is the fuel that accentuates extremes throughout the planet. President Jair Bolsonaro retweeted some of these videos on his account and called the cliff fall a"disaster." Source: AFP/ic .