By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While temperatures cooled down slightly earlier this week, on Friday, January 9th they soared again, rising to 40 to 44 degrees Celsius (104 to 111 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas of the city. Adding to the heat, humidity levels were recorded above thirty percent in some areas.

With no rain in sight, according to meteorologists, the heat is expected to increase throughout the weekend, possibly reaching record highs on Sunday, January 11th.

Many predict that the continued heat will cause large groups of both locals and Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here