Rain in Minas Gerais tends to decrease from this Thursday

In Minas, the cloud of humidity arrived final Wednesday (5) and may lose power from Thursday (13)

The quantity of rain that has punished the state of Minas Gerais at first of 2022 ought to scale back as of this Thursday (13). There is, nevertheless, forecast again in February of heavy clouds in the area.

The accumulation of rainfall in the state is brought on by the formation of the phenomenon known as the South Atlantic Convergence Zone, which is regular for this wet time of 12 months, however was intensified by La Niña, in accordance to specialists.

The South Atlantic Convergence Zone is characterised by the formation of moisture clouds that come from the Amazon area and cross the nation by way of the Midwest, in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean, and park between the north of Minas and the south of Bahia.

The distinction this 12 months is the depth of the phenomenon, brought on by the affect of La Niña, in accordance to Pedro Luiz Cortês, professor on the Institute of Energy and Environment at USP (University of São Paulo). “The aggravation is brought on by local weather change”, he says.

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In December, the South Atlantic Convergence Zone handed by way of Bahia, the place it additionally brought about flooding and destruction.

In Minas, the cloud of humidity arrived final Wednesday (5) and may lose power from Thursday (13), in accordance to Anete Fernandes, meteorologist at Inmet (National Institute of Meteorology) in Belo Horizonte.

According to her, the South Atlantic Convergence Zone was intensified in Minas Gerais after going through a chilly entrance on the coast of Rio and São Paulo.


In addition, the rains have been potentiated by the low stress space in the center ambiance, a state of affairs in which the air circulation is sort of stopped.

This brought about Belo Horizonte and the encircling municipalities to register 300 mm of rain in the final three days, the common anticipated for the whole month of January in the area.

According to the meteorologist, the present local weather state of affairs in the state differs from 2020, when huge rains brought about deaths and destruction in Minas Gerais, as a result of this time the excessive precipitation occurred in a widespread approach, as a substitute of concentrated in only one area, as occurred two years in the past. years previous.

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This Monday (10), a flood brought about the rupture of a bridge in the town of Nova Era, 140 km from Belo Horizonte, and firefighters evacuated residents liable to new floods and landslides.


Over the weekend, there was one dying in Belo Horizonte, due to the collapse of a home, and one other in Betim. In the capital, the construction of a constructing collapsed after heavy rains.

According to the latest bulletin from the state’s Civil Defense, there are 145 municipalities in an emergency state of affairs.

Although it was not brought on by extreme rainfall, the autumn of a part of the Capitol canyons was influenced by the atypical occasion, says Cortês. “There occurred a pure phenomenon of weathering of the rock that might have occurred on a dry day, however the rain helped.”


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