RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro recorded yesterday, September 12th, its highest ever winter temperature, with thermometers marking 41.6ºC (107 Fahrenheit) at the Irajá weather station, in the north zone, at 2 PM. According to Alerta Rio ("Rio Alert"), the heat index ("feels like") reached 48.5ºC (119 Fahrenheit), at 2:15 PM, also at the Irajá station.
"The action of a high-pressure system kept the weather stable in the city of Rio this Thursday. The sky varied from clear to partly cloudy, with a record of damp fog in isolated points . . .