Record spring cold sweeps Brazil + a Continent wide polar blast on course to hit South America

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Record breaking low temperatures swept parts of Brazil Thursday, November 5, as latest weather models suggest an unseasonable mid-spring chill threatens to engulf the South American continent next weekend. The Serra Catarinense, located near the city of Urupema, woke to an unprecedented November low of -3.1C (26.4F) on Thursday: “a record of cold,” reports In addition, a hard frost has been recorded in many cities in Santa Catarina, from the west to the Serra Catarinense. In São Joaquim, located in the Caminhos da Neve Valley, a thick layer of ground frost covered much of the valley, leaving the landscape looking as it would during the depths of winter.