The city of Lins (431 km from SP) recorded this Wednesday (7) the highest temperature in the history of the state of São Paulo: 43.5ºC. The measurement is from Inmet (National Institute of Meteorology).
Other cities also recorded local temperature records, such as Barretos (423 km from SP), with 42.9ºC, Ibitinga (437 km from SP), with 42.6ºC, Jales (586 km from SP), with 42ºC, Bauru (329 km from SP), with 41.6ºC, and Pradópolis (315 km from SP), with 40.7ºC.
Until this Wednesday, the São Paulo temperature record was February 1933, when the city of Iguape reached 43ºC, according to Inmet.
"The cause of the intense heat that plagues a large part of the Brazilian territory is still a persistent atmospheric blockade that has been installed in the central area of Brazil," says the institute's text.
In São Paulo, the third-highest temperature in the entire Inmet historical series was recorded: 37.3 ºC.
According to the agency, five temperatures recorded in 2020 are among the 12 highest in history.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon