RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who were at Santa Cruz station, in Rio de Janeiro, around 12:45 PM on Saturday, felt as if the temperature was 54.8ºC, slightly over 130ºF. This was the Heat Index registered, on Saturday, January 11th, in the Marvelous City.
The Santa Cruz station was not the only place to register a 'feels like' temperature above 50ºC. The Jardim Botânico and Guaratiba neighborhoods reached this mark as well.
The heat will most likely persist, with isolated rainfall in the late afternoon.
Below is the Heat Index list registered in Rio . . .