Gone is the heat wave with record temperatures and dryness that hit the country in mid-January: after a few days of relative stability, the rains came this week to stay and this Saturday it rained in much of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), where A watch is in effect for severe storms and gusts.
The bad weather had been anticipated by the National Meteorological Service (SMN). On Saturday afternoon they began to register storms in some regions of the city and the province. According to the forecast, rainfall will continue until the early hours of this Sunday.
In the morning there was a alert for strong storms with heavy rains and gusts for the City of Buenos Aires and the following Buenos Aires locations: Almirante Brown, Avellaneda, Berazategui, Berisso, Brandsen, Campana, Cañuelas, Chascomús, Ensenada, Escobar, Esteban Echeverría, Ezeiza, Florencio Varela, General Belgrano, General Paz, General San Martín, Hurlingham, Ituzaingó, José C. Paz, La Matanza, La Plata, Lanús, Lomas de Zamora, Magdalena, Malvinas Argentinas, Marcos Paz, Merlo, Moreno, Morón, Pilar, President Perón, Punta Indio, Quilmes, San Fernando, San Isidro, San Miguel, San Vicente, Tigre, Tres de Febrero, Vicente López and Zárate.
The short-term notice was also extended during Saturday night to the department of Islas del Ibicuy, in Entre Ríos, and later to Diamante and Victoria, in the same province, and to other towns in Santa Fe and Córdoba, where hail could fall.
For this type of occasion, the SMN issues a series of recommendations: secure objects that can be thrown by the wind; stay away from trees, since the force of the wind could break some of their branches; stay in closed buildings such as houses, schools or public buildings; stay away from electrical appliances and avoid using corded phones; also avoid driving through flooded or affected streets; if there is a risk of water entering the home, cut off the power supply; avoid outdoor activities; and to minimize the risk of being struck by lightning, do not stay on beaches, rivers, lagoons or pools.
By Saturday afternoon, when the storm was approaching, photos of the sky beginning to be covered by dark clouds began to circulate on social networks. Several Twitter users made jokes alluding to movies like The day after tomorrow The Independence Day. Later, once the deluge started, videos of the intense storm were shared.
How will time
At AMBA, Sunday will be another day to enjoy indoorsAt least until noon. It is expected that the water will continue to fall in an isolated manner in different neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and localities in Buenos Aires, with a temperature that will oscillate between 23° and 28°, while the wind will travel at low speed in a northeasterly direction, and then rotate to the east. .
Conditions will improve a bit only next Monday, by the time the SMN forecasts a maximum will be 30° and the minimum 23, but already no chance of rain, although the sky will remain mostly cloudy.
However, the situation will become unstable again just 24 hours later. For Tuesday a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 27 degrees is expected, again with chance of showers from afternoon and easterly winds.
The trend will continue on Wednesday morning there will be scattered showers. For that day, a minimum of 24 degrees and a maximum of 28 are forecast. Thursday, meanwhile, will be a mostly sunny day, according to the SMN. will be too the coolest day of the week, with a minimum of 19 and a maximum of 26.