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Brazil gets snow and ice, surprising residents


July 30, 3021

Brazilians braced themselves for the coldest day of the year on Friday after some locals in southern regions saw snow for the first time.

Over 40 cities in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul reported ice, with 33 even getting snow on Thursday, up to a meter high in some places, according to weather specialists Somar Meteorologia.

While it gave some people the possibility of making their first snowmen, fears have grown that essential export crops like coffee, sugar cane and oranges could be damaged by frost.

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