RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - National Institute of Meteorology's (INMET) specialists are relying on the return of rainfall at the end of September in Brazil's center-south, where this year's drought has placed hydroelectric power plant reservoirs on alert.
The potential impact of the La Niña climate phenomenon, starting in October, could reduce rainfall by 10% to 30% in the region.
The phenomenon causes a periodic change in the temperature of Pacific Ocean waters, which tends to reduce rainfall in Brazil's center-south, exacerbating the drought in the Paraná River basin.
The concern is that this . . .