The heat wave broke temperature records across the country

The data released by the country’s meteorological headquarters at 18 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, like 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 the province of San Luis 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 already with almost a week of very high temperatures, 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, southern Mendoza, northwest Buenos Aires and western Neuquén are under orange alert due to 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 they must be overcome. the thresholds established for each district and stay above them for at least three consecutive days.

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