Mendoza was among the 12 provinces that exceeded 40 degrees due to the heat wave

For this reason, caution was requested due to the slipping of material on roads and flooding of channels and streams. Precisely because of these conditions, the Directorate of Renewable Natural Resources ordered this Thursday the temporary closure of the Aconcagua Provincial Park, where they evacuated about 700 people.

Some visitors went on walks in the vicinity of the Horcones lagoon, other climbers went to the high altitude camps, such as Confluencia (3,200 m) or Plaza de Mulas, at more than 4,000 meters.

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The heat wave in the country

The data released by the country’s meteorological headquarters at 6:00 p.m. showed La Rioja leading the ranking with 43 degrees, followed by Santiago del Estero, with 42.2, the Santa Fe city of Sauce Viejo, with 41.3 and Las Lomitas, in Formosa with 41, as well as Chamical in La Rioja.

Santa Rosa del Conlara, in San Luis and Villa de María registered 40.8, the Buenos Aires city of Tres Arroyos, 40.7, and Villa Dolores in Córdoba with 40.6 as well as Paraná, Entre Ríos.

Reconquista, in Santa Fe, San Rafael, Mendoza, Santa Rosa, La Pampa and Villa Reynolds, in San Luis they registered 40.4. They also exceeded 40 degrees, Concordia, Entre Ríos (40.3), and San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (40.2).

At 18 o’clock Córdoba Observatorio, Monte Caseros in Corrientes, and the Buenos Aires cities of 9 de Julio and Junín registered 40 degrees, while the City of Buenos Aires registered 35.

In this framework, and with almost a week of very high temperatures already, the SMN issued a red level warning for the provinces of Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, La Pampa, San Luis; east of Neuquén, northwest of Río Negro, west of Córdoba, southeast of Jujuy and a large part of Entre Ríos.

This category groups cities with thermal marks considered “very dangerous” for the population, since it can have a “high or extreme effect on the health” of people, “even healthy ones.”

The City of Buenos Aires, Salta and several towns in Córdoba, from south of Mendoza, northwest of Buenos Aires and west of Neuquén are under orange alert for high temperatures, which means that “they can be very dangerous, especially for risk groups” and have a “moderate to high effect on health”.

There is also a yellow level alert for dozens of towns in the provinces of Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Corrientes, Misiones and Buenos Aires, which establishes that thermal marks “can be dangerous, especially for risk groups such as infants and toddlers, those over 65, and people with chronic illnesses. “

This succession of days with such high temperatures is an “extraordinary” meteorological phenomenon, specified the SMN, and caused many cities in the central region and northern Patagonia to have entered a “heat wave”, A term for which the thresholds established for each district must be exceeded and remain above them during al minus three consecutive days.

From the National Meteorological Service they reported that only as of Saturday will it be possible to notice a significant decrease in thermal marks. This will happen with the advance of a cold front from southern Patagonia that will move throughout the day to reach the center of the country at night or early Sunday.

Source: Télam

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