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Weatherlore Brazil

  1. 1. WEATHER LORE FOR HELGA
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>Sitting astride zero degrees of latitude you’d expect Brazil to have the regular, monotonous weather and climate so typical of equatorial zones. Nothing could be further from the truth! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The variety of climatic characteristics experienced in Brazil really stems from its immense size. One of the largest countries in the world at over 8 million square km, it stretches from approximately 5 degrees north of the equator to around 30 degrees south...
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>… ..from the eastern foothills of the Andes in the west to the Atlantic coast where the estuary of the mighty river Amazon merges with the sea. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>I suppose in some ways the Amazon basin, the largest remaining expanse of tropical rainforest and situated within 5 or 10 degrees of the equator, does exhibit some regularity. Average monthly temperatures never vary more than a couple of degrees around the annual mean, and rainfall is heavy and fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. This climatic type is intimately linked to the dense tropical rainforest that co-exists with it. Water is cycled between the atmosphere and the trees, some of ` it never reaching the surface of the earth, and only a very small proportion ever travels the length of the Amazon to the ocean.
  7. 7. <ul><ul><ul><li>Hence the concern for local, regional and even global climates following the levels of rainforest destruction in recent years. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Compare this with the north east corner of Brazil. Still very close to the equator but suffering under a semi-arid climate with rainfall of great variability. Rainfall here can be as low as 500 mm a year, much less in drought years and the rain, when it comes, falls in torrential storms bringing flash floods.
  9. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>This quirk of meteorological nature, a coastal area yet so dry, is often overlain by stable sub-tropical air that inhibits rainfall. No wonder the people of the north east are some of the poorest and hard pressed in Brazil……. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>…… .. and often the first to be attracted to the bright lights and wealth of the cities further south. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Most people live on the south east coast of Brazil, in and around the world famous cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
  12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><li>Both cities lie close to the Tropic of Capricorn and have very pleasant climates that vary from sub-tropical to warm temperate. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><ul><li>No surprise then that many flock to these two great cities; a beautiful climate and beautiful beaches for beautiful people who are world masters of the beautiful game. </li></ul></ul></ul>

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