There is very little snow in Brazil, a South American country, but snow is rare in dozens of cities from the night of the 28th to the 29th of this month.

A 62-year-old man exclaimed: Seeing snow for the first time in my life!

  The Brazilian Meteorological Department said that as of the night of the 28th, at least 43 cities in southern Brazil had snow or freezing rain.

It is expected that by early August, the temperature in these areas will continue to drop, or welcome more snow.

  Brazil is located in the southeastern part of South America, 80% of the country is in the tropics, the northern Amazon plain has an equatorial climate, the central plateau has a savannah climate, and the southernmost part has a subtropical climate.

  It is winter in the southern hemisphere, but Brazil rarely snows in winter.

Meteorological records show that the last snowstorm in Brazil occurred in 1957, when the depth of snow in some parts of the southern state of Santa Catarina reached 1.3 meters.

  TV pictures show that the snowfall has excited people in many places. They are playing snowball fights and making snowmen in the streets.

  Iodor Gonçalves Marques, a resident of Campbara del Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, said: “I’m 62 years old and I’ve never seen snow before. Seeing the beauty of nature, it’s hard to use words. describe."

  However, the low temperature and snowfall in the past few days have put Brazilian coffee beans, sugar cane, citrus and other cash crops at risk of frost, which has caused the price of coffee, cane sugar and other commodities in the international market to rise.

(Yang Shuyi) [Xinhua News Agency Wei Feature]