RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal District is on red alert due to desert-like low air humidity after reaching critical levels on Sunday, September 19, with 10% in satellite city Gama.
The National Institute of Meteorology (INMET) issues the alert when air humidity falls below 12%. There is a high risk of forest fires and a need to take extra care with one's health due to the air's dryness.
Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fire Department Rossano Bohnert guarantees that the low humidity and the heat are similar and common during this last stage of the dry season . . .