Rare snowfall blankets parts of Brazil



It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere but snow is a rarity in Brazil, that was until Thursday and Friday when snow blanketed parts of the country.


The cold weather threatened coffee, sugarcane and orange crops.


Some people had seen snow for the first time in their lives. Pictures of the snow flooded social media.


Strong wind gusts to 80 km/h combined with the snow did cause some travel disruptions.