In the south east region of Brazil, along with the summer come the tropical storms. Large cities like São Paulo, Rio or Belo Horizonte are shaken by violent storms that flood the streets, uproot trees and wreck havoc wherever they go.
Tropical storms occur at the end of a hot day. They usually don’t last long, between half and hour and a couple of hours maximum. But during that short period of time, it pours down non-stop. During a tropical storm it’s very important to stay where you are – don’t attempt to walk on the streets. In flood-prone areas, be careful where you stay. Prepare some coffee and wait for the storm to go away.