Weather Events

Parameter Description
  • Surface low over southeastern Brazil
  • High variability of convective activity
  • Heavy precipitation resulting in floods, particularly in southeastern Brazil
  • Thunder in the convective parts of the system; more than 30 flashes/m2
  • Strong gusts around thunderclouds
Other Relevant information
  • Duration typically 3-8 days
  • High variability of convective activity

Figure 1: Mean daily summertime (December-February) precipitation calculated with a grid length of 2º lat/long (shaded area) and 850hPa wind vectors.
Figure 2: Typical weather events within a SACZ: thunderstorms, moderate and light showers.