The Buenos aires city, which has been under an orange alert for extreme temperatures for two days, recorded this afternoon the highest temperature in the last 64 years, after reaching 41.2 degrees, exceeding the 41.1 reported last Tuesday, said this Friday the National Metereological Service (SMN).
Historically, the SMN’s national temperature records compute data since 1961, but some districts, such as the city of Buenos Aires, have reliable data certified by the agency from earlier dates.
In this line, the table of thermal marks of CABA has statistics that begin in 1906, placing in the first place the 43 degrees registered on January 29, 1957.
Now, in a new day of overwhelming temperatures throughout the country, the district reached, at 8, a wind chill of 29.9 degrees and at 12 the thermometer marked 36, according to SMN data that is updated hourly.
Thus, on this day, precisely at 4:00 p.m., the city of Buenos Aires reached 41.2 degrees, exceeding by one tenth the 41.1 that had been registered last Tuesday.
These high thermal marks occur within the framework of a heat wave that was classified as an extraordinary event by the SMN and that registers average temperatures of between 35 and 40 degrees for the north of Patagonia and the central region of the country.
These climatic conditions of high temperatures caused twice in a week to exceed 40 degrees, something that had not happened since 1995, reported the agency, which also specified that the marks will begin to drop slightly during the course of Sunday, and that will record significant declines from Monday.