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Rio de Janeiro’s heat sets a new record this summer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro recorded yesterday afternoon, January 27, the highest temperature this summer.

According to the Operations Center of Rio's City Hall, thermometers registered 40 degrees Celsius (°C) in Barra da Tijuca, at 1:30 pm, with a thermal sensation of 48°C (118 degrees Fahrenheit).

The previous record was registered on January 18, when the temperature gauges indicated 39.2°C in Santa Cruz, Rio's west zone.

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