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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The high temperatures that gripped Rio de Janeiro this last week will continue over the weekend. According to estimates from the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET), Rio residents should only catch a break on Sunday, January 5th when a cold front moves in. During the weekend, heavy but fleeting rains may occur in Northern and Western areas.

According to the chief meteorologist of INMET, Marlene Leal, the intense heat in the city in recent days is the result of the elevation of the moisture from the rainy season, coupled with

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