By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday was hottest day since 1915 according to Climatempo Institute, with a thermal sensation of 47°C in the air. The actual temperature was around the low forties, with 43.2°C being recorded in Santa Cruz, in Zona Oeste (West Zone) of the city.

Previously, the title of hottest day of the year in the city of Rio de Janeiro was 41°C. Yesterday, even in the shade most city thermometers were reading temperatures from 38°C to 40°C.

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