Student Nataly Boda Silva had everything planned: a walk through the Liberdade neighborhood, a picnic with friends and a Saturday full of activities to celebrate the birthday of her friend, Ana Júlia. The itinerary, however, went downhill from there. “This changing time is very bad, because I have rhinitis and sinusitis, so it attacks a lot. We had to stop several times because I almost faint from the pain, it’s a lot of pain. So, like it or not, it got in the way, because we came here especially to celebrate her birthday, but it rained too much, so we spent most of the time on the roof. in addition to the frio, the time it’s raining and it stops, which greatly affects what we’re going to do,” he said. The thermometers reached 14°C, but it wasn’t just the low temperature that caught the attention of those passing by. Paulista Avenue this holiday start.
A fog that fell across the capital of São Paulo covered one of the main postcards of the country. Whoever looked at the sky or opened the windows at the top of Paulista may have had the feeling of being miles away, in London, and not in a tropical country. Professor Rafaela Medeiros, a tourist from Rio de Janeiro, had already purchased tickets when she saw the forecast of rain and clouds. Even so, there was no bad time for Rio. “We didn’t expect it to be so cold and windy like that, even so we bought raincoats, went on the 25th of March and enjoyed it a lot. We went to three different exhibitions, we walked on the 25th of March, we went all over São Paulo, São Paulo has a lot of amazing things to do, even with the wind and rain, there are many options”, he analyzed, ensuring that the cold weather did not affect the schedule. According to the meteorological stations of the São Paulo City Hall, the thermometers did not exceed 20°C and the relative humidity was above 70%.
*With information from reporter Nanny Cox