Residents of Brazil's business hub Sao Paulo are sweltering in record temperatures after a January with the highest average in 70 years, while low rainfall could lead to water rationing.
Meteorologists recorded 35.8 Celsius (96.4 Fahrenheit) Saturday afternoon -- the highest February temperature since records began in 1943. And the Inmet meteorological institute said Sunday the hot spell would continue.
The seething metropolis of 20 million has been laboring under baking conditions since the turn of the year.
Average temperatures of 31.9 Celsius made January the hottest in 71 years.
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