Heat wave: the temperature touched 41.2 ° and was the highest since 1957

An intense heat wave affects the AMBA region (Maximilian Luna)

Finally in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) came the day that was announced so much how heat wave peak. After 4 p.m., the National Meteorological Service specified a temperature of 41.2° in CABA, just below the 42° announced for the day. However, an hour later it would begin to slowly descend: at 5:00 p.m. it marked 40°.

The thermal mark of 41.2 ° is one tenth higher than that recorded last Tuesday (41.1), therefore it is a record since 1957. This week the metropolitan area of ​​Buenos Aires had two of the hottest days since the temperature is recorded.

Although during the early hours of the afternoon the record of thousands of users without electricity is maintained, according to the official site Ente Nacional Regulador de la Electricidad (ENRE), it was learned that a system failure left 150,000 users without electricity in the AMBA when the day had just begun.

In its latest update, the SMN announced a temperature of 40°C In Buenos Aires city. According to the forecast, the maximum would reach 42 °. For morning, the projected minimum is 28° and the maximum is 38°. For him SundayMeanwhile, 27° and 32° are expected, while on Monday the temperature would drop significantly by 20° and 23°, respectively.

In this way, CABA exceeded 40° for the second time this week. It is worth remembering that it did so last Tuesday, when it exceeded that line for the first time since 1995. In addition, by reaching 41.1 ° that day, the second highest mark since 1906 was reached.

The National Weather Service shared a series of recommendations so that citizens take care of themselves in the face of high temperatures:

-Drink a lot of water

-Wear light and light-colored clothing

-Not to expose to sun radiation

-Eat light

-Reduce physical activity

-Stay in ventilated spaces

Help between neighbors to withstand the heat in the City (Maximilian Luna)
Help between neighbors to withstand the heat in the City (Maximilian Luna)

“Friday afternoon with temperatures above 40°C in many cities in the country. Several locations may register new records in the next few hours,” the SMN announced through its official Twitter account, in a post that was accompanied by a list of locations with their records.

In that list appear Punta Indio (Buenos Aires), with 43.3°, Santiago del Estero (Santiago del Estero) with 42.3°, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (Catamarca) 42°, Merlo (Buenos Aires) with 41.8° and Sauce Viejo (Santa Fe) with 41.7 °, among the most suffocating places.

Buenos Aires It is the province that has more towns above 40 degrees, since in Merlo the thermometer marked 41.8; in Villa Gesell 41.5; in Campo de Mayo; July 9 and Dolores 41.4; Ezeiza 41.1; Benito Juárez, El Palomar and Mariano Moreno 40.8; the city of Buenos Aires 40.6; Pehuajó and Las Flores 40.3; Tandil and La Plata 40.2; Trenque Lauquen 40.1 and San Fernando 40.

The high temperatures that have been recorded for a week in almost the entire country do not give up and today’s day presents thermal marks that exceed 40 degrees in eight provinces and that, together with the high minimums and the number of consecutive days with heat, they have almost the entire country under alerts, specified the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

Heat wave in the City of Buenos Aires (Maximilian Luna)
Heat wave in the City of Buenos Aires (Maximilian Luna)

In this stage, Catamarca, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos, La Rioja and Tucumán they had districts that at 15 o’clock exceeded 40 degrees, according to the data sent by the meteorological offices of the country.

These meteorological conditions considered as “extraordinary” por the SMN will change starting tomorrow with “the advance of a cold front from the extreme south to the north that will already cause a decrease in thermal marks tomorrow in the north of Patagonia and the south of the Pampas region,” he specified in dialogue with Télam , Cindy Fernández, meteorologist of the agency.

“On Sunday, this entry will intensify more and advance over the central region of Argentina, causing a slight drop in maximum temperatures that will place them between 28 and 30 degrees,” the specialist told the Télam agency. He also remarked that “the Pampas region and the coast will also register more widespread rains.”


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