Intense heat waves expected in South American countries | News
The Brazilian Meteorological Agency MetSul announced on Monday that Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and the Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul will be affected this week by a “historic” heat wave with temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.
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According to the meteorology site, the phenomenon will be the worst in decades and will last for a long time.
In this sense, the MetSul statement also warned that Central America will have a powerful extreme heat wave when the region goes through a strong to severe drought that can lead to fires (extreme consequence).
TEMPO | Chegou temperature hovered at around 43 ° C in Patagonia in the southern city of the province of Buenos Aires registered the highest maximum in January in 60 years. https://t.co/5hcAcPn4gf
– MetSul.com (@metsul)
January 11, 2022
He also specified that the drought context favors a more intense heat wave and, in turn, the heat aggravates the drought.
For its part, the United States Agency for Meteorology, Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate Affairs stated that in the worst case scenario, the heat “would be of a magnitude unprecedented in recent history with temperatures not seen in decades.”
This Monday, the city of San Antonio Oeste, located in the Argentine province of Río Negro, in Patagonia, reported 42.8 degrees Celsius. This city had 44.6 degrees Celsius on January 21, 1980.
Also in Viedmaen, Río Negro, the maximum was 40.8 degrees Celsius. The record is 42.9 from January 21, 1980 as well.
Next Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th, the entire region will register very hot conditions, with maximum temperatures between 35 and 42 ° C, which may even be exceeded in some locations, especially in the center of the country and the coast.
+ info https://t.co/HR4LGtOd3P pic.twitter.com/VrC9uz0A3q
– SMN Argentina (@SMN_Argentina)
January 10, 2022
In turn, the Argentine National Meteorological Service (SMN) is expected to exceed 35 degrees Celsius in much of the country by Friday of this week.
In addition, conditions will be very hot in Neuquén, Mendoza, La Pampa, western Buenos Aires, San Luis, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucumán, eastern Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Chaco and Formosa.