Bom Jesus, Piauí

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Bom Jesus
Municipality
CatedralBomJesusPI.jpg
Flag of Bom Jesus
Flag
Official seal of Bom Jesus
Seal
Location in Piauí
Location in Piauí
Country  Brazil
Region Nordeste
State Piauí
Mesoregion Sudoeste Piauiense
Time zone UTC -3

Bom Jesus is a municipality in the state of Piauí in the Northeast region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4]

The municipality contains part of the 823,843 hectares (2,035,760 acres) Serra das Confusões National Park, created in 1998, which protects an area of the Caatinga biome.[5]

Name[edit]

Bom Jesus means "Good Jesus" in Portuguese.

Geography and climate[edit]

Bom Jesus is a semi-arid hot town. It received national recognition in November 21, 2005 when it was measured the temperature of 44.7 °C (112.4 °F) in the town, the highest ever officially recorded in Brazil.[6]

The municipality contains part of the Uruçui-Una Ecological Station.[7]

Climate data for Bom Jesus, Piauí (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.6
(99.7)
37.8
(100)
36.9
(98.4)
37.1
(98.8)
36.9
(98.4)
36.7
(98.1)
37.9
(100.2)
39.9
(103.8)
39.0
(102.2)
39.2
(102.6)
39.6
(103.3)
38.4
(101.1)
39.9
(103.8)
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
31.1
(88)
31.0
(87.8)
31.2
(88.2)
32.1
(89.8)
32.3
(90.1)
32.8
(91)
34.5
(94.1)
35.7
(96.3)
34.6
(94.3)
33.2
(91.8)
31.8
(89.2)
32.6
(90.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
25.5
(77.9)
25.6
(78.1)
25.8
(78.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.6
(78.1)
27.0
(80.6)
28.5
(83.3)
27.7
(81.9)
26.2
(79.2)
26.0
(78.8)
26.2
(79.2)
Average low °C (°F) 21.1
(70)
21.1
(70)
20.9
(69.6)
20.8
(69.4)
20.1
(68.2)
19.0
(66.2)
19.2
(66.6)
20.3
(68.5)
21.8
(71.2)
22.1
(71.8)
21.4
(70.5)
20.9
(69.6)
20.7
(69.3)
Record low °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
17.0
(62.6)
14.7
(58.5)
15.7
(60.3)
14.1
(57.4)
10.5
(50.9)
11.7
(53.1)
11.9
(53.4)
15.3
(59.5)
17.2
(63)
17.6
(63.7)
16.1
(61)
10.5
(50.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 145.9
(5.744)
150.7
(5.933)
197.4
(7.772)
145.0
(5.709)
28.9
(1.138)
3.0
(0.118)
8.4
(0.331)
5.3
(0.209)
14.5
(0.571)
98.2
(3.866)
142.3
(5.602)
153.8
(6.055)
1,093.4
(43.047)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10 12 15 11 2 1 0 0 2 8 10 11 82
Average relative humidity (%) 75.2 77.3 76.6 74.4 64.3 56.7 50.1 41.3 42.0 54.5 66.7 70.9 62.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 185.8 160.2 162.6 211.3 268.4 281.0 298.4 308.6 269.4 223.9 200.8 187.2 2,757.6
Source: INMET[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional Serra das Confusões (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-09 
  6. ^ "Piauí tem a temperatura mais alta em 96 anos (Piauí has the highest temperature in 96 years)". Terra. 26 November 2005. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  7. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica de Uruçuí-Una (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-23 
  8. ^ "NORMAIS CLIMATOLÓGICAS DO BRASIL 1961-1990" (in Portuguese). Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 


Coordinates: 9°04′26″S 44°21′32″W / 9.07389°S 44.3589°W / -9.07389; -44.3589