Buenos Aires registers 41.5 degrees, second historical maximum | News

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The National Meteorological Service of Argentina (SMN) reported this Friday that the city of Buenos Aires (capital), registered this Friday a temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius, its second historical maximum after the 43.3 degrees compiled on January 29, 1957.


Argentina suffers heat wave with historical temperature record

The SMN detailed that several cities in the country computed temperatures above 40 degrees, and could even show historical records in the next few hours, such as the 41.9 peaks registered in Mar del Plata.

"Finally, 40 ° C was exceeded in the City of Buenos Aires. This value had not been reached since 1995 and, so far, it is the second hottest day since records began in the city (1906)," the SMN detailed. on his Twitter platform.

The SMN forecaster, Melissa Patanella, explained to local media that as part of the heat wave that is hitting the country, "very high temperatures are expected in much of the country (from Río Negro to the north), with maximums between 40 and 43 degrees, and several afternoon temperature records could be broken.”

He detailed that the most affected places during the date will be: Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, La Rioja, Catamarca, Córdoba, the south of Santa Fe, and the center and north of Buenos Aires.

The specialist avoided that “this Saturday will also be a day with high temperatures, but the difference is that there will be humidity. We are going to have to take into account the thermal sensation: it is likely that it will feel more suffocating and uncomfortable”, said Patanella to prevent the population from possible sunstroke, dehydration and heat stroke.

This is the second time this week that Buebos Aires temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, a situation that has led to a record demand for energy, with consumption according to the Administrative Company of the Electricity Wholesale Market SA (Cammesa) of 28,136 MW at 2:05 p.m.

The SMN began taking measurements in the year 1906; and on January 29, 1957, when the maximum record of 43.3 degrees was recorded, 11 people died due to heat and another hundred had to receive medical attention due to sunstroke and heat stroke.

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