Brazilian Navy Warns of Extratropical Cyclone off Coast of Santa Catarina State

An extratropical cyclone is a large low-pressure weather area with clouds, rain and heavy wind, that occur in areas between south latitudes 30° – 60°.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to an alert from the Brazilian Navy, together with other meteorological institutes in the state, an extratropical cyclone is expected to form on Thursday, January 23th, off the coast of Santa Catarina.

The phenomenon was named subtropical storm "Kurumim", an expression in Tupi-Guarani that means "boy". However, the cyclone will bring strong winds to the Santa Catarina coast, around 60 km/h. The gusts could pass 80 km/h on the high seas.

Because of this, the authorities warn fishermen who use small and medium-sized boats. In addition, the orientation is to avoid . . .

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