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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Record heat index of 62.3C scorches Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

A heatwave stifling Brazil has set new records with Rio de Janeiro’s heat index hitting 62.3 degrees Celsius (144.1 degrees Fahrenheit), the highest in a decade, weather authorities say.

The heat index measures what a temperature feels like by taking into account humidity. The actual maximum temperature in the city was 42C on Monday, the Rio Alert weather system said.

The 62.3C record was notched in western Rio at 09:55am (12:55 GMT) on Sunday, and was the “highest mark” since Alerta Rio began keeping such records in 2014.

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  • George Kariuki

    3 w

    Let's prioritize climate resilience and adaptation measures to ensure the well-being of all, as we face the growing challenges posed by a warming world.

    • Rotich Kim

      3 w

      So sad we need urgent intervation

      • mary Mwihaki

        3 w

        This is so disappointing samething need to be done to get this temperature down

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          3 w

          Very alarming indeed, Mr Lula we don't have time you must act now before the situation gets worse

          • Munene Mugambi

            3 w

            Yes, Lula has to act on this. As I'd previously highlighted, the cause of this is climate change and the poor management of the Amazonian rainforest that has been acting as lungs of the planet and is being greatly affected by deforestation and climate change related catastrophies. Time to act is now!!!

            • Joseph Githinji

              3 w

              This is alarming, the government of Brazil must strategize on how to get this temperatures down.

              • Rashid Kamau

                3 w

                @joseph_githinji It's now or never,a speedy recovery is needed to mitigate the issue.

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