Brazil is facing a rare climate phenomenon. Temperatures dropped to around zero, and some 30 cities in the far south of the country were hit by heavy snowfall.
Meteorologists forecast temperatures down to minus 10 degrees Celsius, and record low temperatures are expected in southeastern cities tomorrow and Saturday. There is no snow in Rio de Janeiro, but strong winds are stirring the ocean and causing waves over 4 meters high.
Cold temperatures have hit the coffee belt in Brazil, and the combination of cold and drought is the worst combination for crops, farmers complain. They say that all the crops remained immature. The loss is almost one hundred percent.