The map showing the high temperatures in South America and in particular in Argentina.

The heat wave suffocating that has affected our country for a few days continues its course and It does not seem to give tegua, at least in the next hours and days.

The map showing the high temperatures in South America and in particular in Argentina. (@ greentourevista /)

Thus, the National Metereological Service (SMN) has already announced on the Odds that this Friday will become the worst day of the week as for the high temperatures, with records that exceed 40 ° C. in the center and north of Argentina.

What’s more, The possibility of registering historical marks in various locations is not ruled out, and the red alert continues in more than nine provinces of the country.

The hottest areas of this Thursday’s heat wave

During the day this past Thursday, there were areas of the country that were notably affected by the heat wave that runs through it. These were:

  • White Bay, with 43,6°C.
  • The Rioja, with 43°C.
  • Santiago del Estero, 42.2 ° C.
  • Old Willow, a city of Santa Fe, with 41,3°C.
  • Chamical, in La Rioja, with 41°C.
  • Las Lomitas, in Formosa, with 41°C.

The regions that have issued a red alert for the heat wave

Also, due to the high temperatures, the SMN issued a red alert in the following provinces where temperatures ranging between 38 ° C and 43 ° C:

  • Buenos Aires.
  • Catamarca.
  • Chaco.
  • Córdoba.
  • Currents
  • Mendoza.
  • The Pampa.
  • The Rioja
  • San Juan
  • saint Louis
  • Santiago del Estero
  • Tucuman

Also, the City of Buenos Aires is also included in this list of the red alert.

The heat wave in the center and north of the country does not give truce and extreme temperatures are expected this Friday.

The heat wave in the center and north of the country does not give truce and extreme temperatures are expected this Friday.

Provinces with orange and yellow alert

Likewise, the list of provinces with orange and yellow alert is completed as follows:

  • Formosa (orange alert).
  • Missions (orange alert).
  • Neuquén (orange alert).
  • Chubut (yellow alert in some regions).
  • Jujuy (yellow alert).
  • Río Negro (yellow alert in certain areas).
  • Jump (yellow alert).

The characteristics of the orange and yellow alert is that temperatures are expected in these places that oscillate between 35 ° C and 36 ° C.

When will relief come from the heat wave

According to the information provided by the SMN, temperatures will begin to take a break in the center of the country for next Sunday’s session.

Also, for the Saturday afternoon rains are forecast that could lead to storms, although the probability of them is 10% to 40%. But nevertheless, temperatures will remain high, with a maximum of 38 ° C.

The Sunday it would seem that the temperatures will begin to decrease, maintaining the probability of rains and storms, and a day is forecast that has a a minimum of 27 ° C and a maximum of 32 ° C.

Already for him next Monday and Tuesday the rains and storms would continue, but the temperature would suffer a substantial drop, with values ​​that would be between the 17 ° C and 23 ° C. in the center of the country.

How to take care of the heat wave

The recommendations Common to high temperature peaks are drink plenty of water, do not expose yourself to the sun at times where it is strongest, which are between 11.00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

A man pauses to hydrate during the heat wave.

Good hydration is key to coping with the heat wave.

It is also recommended wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing and preferably reduce physical activity.

It’s essential caring for babies and older adults from heatstroke, protecting them in places away from the sun, whether they are conditioned or well ventilated. Dehydration generally affects these age groups the most.

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