A somewhat misleading article seeing how large parts of Brasil don't experience winter.
September & October tend to be the warmest months before the rains return - much like in places like India where the hottest temperatures are in the spring.
The seasons as we know them (it's just a shame that our weather all too often, refuses to comply with that) are caused by the fact that the Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of roughly 23.5° to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun in combination with the fact that the Earth's axis always points in the same direction, regardless of where we are in our orbit around the Sun.
Most of you will probably know that already and may not necessarily be interested in having that pointed out again here, but I'm merely posting this for anyone out there who might be interested in learning more about how the seasons work.
Anyway, we will be on one particular side of the Sun in June (around the time of the summer solstice for example). At that time, the tilt of the Earth's axis results in the North Pole being tilted towards the Sun with the South Pole being tilted away from the Sun.
The result of this is that we experience summer at that time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere with the Southern Hemisphere experiencing its winter at that time.
Six months later in December, we will then be on the other side of the Sun which means that it is now the South Pole which is tilted towards the Sun with the North Pole being tilted away from the Sun. The end result of this is that we will experience our winter in the Northern Hemisphere whilst the Southern Hemisphere experiences its summer.
Close to the the Equator though, there is very little effect from the Earth's tilt on its axis other than to cause the midday Sun to be high in the sky in the north in June, and high in the sky in the south in December. These means that Equatorial countries don't experience winter or summer in the way that other locations do which are further away from the Equator.
This means that instead of experiencing hot or cold seasons, Equatorial countries are more likely to just experience wet or dry seasons. Brazil lies mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, but there is a small part of it which lies in the Northern Hemisphere.
Because of that, Brazil can be classed as an Equatorial country and so, seasons such as "winter" don't really exist there in the way that they do here because it is a country which is more likely to experience wet or cold seasons rather than hot or cold seasons (that is, unless you are in the extreme south of Brazil which is relatively far away from the Equator and therefore, come relatively close to experiencing the normal Southern Hemisphere seasons with summer occurring from December to February, and with winter occurring from June to August).
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28 September 2023 12:06:22
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