RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuiabá, the capital city of Mato Grosso state, broke two historical heat records in a three-hour interval on Wednesday, September 30th. At 2 PM the capital registered 43.7°C (112°F). At 5 PM the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET) thermometers set a new heat record since December 1910, when official measurements began.
The temperature is measured in the shade, inside a wooden shelter. According to the INMET, temperatures reach 50°C (122°F)on street thermometers.
The institute reported that by Sunday, October 4th, temperatures should range between 40°C and 43°C . . .