The rain will be the prelude to cool days (NA/Mariano Sánchez)
The orange alert for high temperatures is still in force throughout the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), where the thermal sensation does not fall below 30 degrees, but the good news is that the weekend will come with rains that will bring some relief to the intense heat wave that has hit the country for several days.
According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), for this Saturday in the city of Buenos Aires about 29 ° is expected in the morning, but that could later increase to 38 degrees, so another overwhelming day will be lived until well into the afternoon, when the first rains will begin.
For the last hours of this day, isolated storms are forecast with winds from the north sector that will travel at a speed of between 23 and 31 kilometers per hour, which will cool the atmosphere somewhat and lower the temperature a little, which at night will be around 31 degrees.
Meanwhile, on Sunday the instability will remain with isolated storms throughout the day, wind from the north sector that will later rotate to the southwest and a minimum of 26 and a maximum of 32 degrees, so the heat will subside a little after an intense week. .
However, it will be Monday when the drastic drop in temperature will begin, since the maximum for that time is forecast at 24 ° and the minimum at 21, which will mark a resounding change with what was the heat wave of the week above, which set historical records. In addition, the rains will persist.
The water will continue to fall until early Tuesday morning, when a minimum of 19 and a maximum of 23 degrees is expected. The trend will continue in this way the following days and the temperature will gradually increase again as the days go by, until Friday with partly cloudy skies and a maximum of 25 degrees.
The storms will refresh the atmosphere a bit after the historic heat wave (Victoria Egurza Cbri)
These precipitations will occur in the framework of the heat wave that began in the middle of last week and that set historical temperature records, which in turn produced an increase in electricity demand that led to failures in the distribution system. and power outages in thousands of homes.
Last Friday, the National Meteorological Service specified a temperature of 41.2° in CABA, just below the 42° announced for the day, which set a new record since 1957, since it was one tenth higher than that recorded on Tuesday last.
“Friday afternoon with temperatures above 40°C in many cities in the country. Several locations may register new records in the next few hours,” the SMN announced in the afternoon through its official Twitter account, in a post that was accompanied by a list of locations with their records.
In that list appear Punta Indio (Buenos Aires), with 43.3°, Santiago del Estero (Santiago del Estero) with 42.3°, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (Catamarca) 42°, Merlo (Buenos Aires) with 41.8° and Sauce Viejo (Santa Fe) with 41.7 °, among the most suffocating places.
In Buenos Aires there were very hot days (Maximilian Luna)
Buenos Aires was the province with the most localities above 40 degrees, since in Merlo the thermometer marked 41.8; in Villa Gesell 41.5; in Campo de Mayo; July 9 and Dolores 41.4; Ezeiza 41.1; Benito Juárez, El Palomar and Mariano Moreno 40.8; the city of Buenos Aires 40.6; Pehuajó and Las Flores 40.3; Tandil and La Plata 40.2; Trenque Lauquen 40.1 and San Fernando 40.
In this context, through the official Twitter account, the SMN shared a series of recommendations for citizens to take care of themselves in the face of high temperatures:
-Drink a lot of water
-Wear light and light-colored clothing
-Not to expose to sun radiation
-Reduce physical activity
-Stay in ventilated spaces.
Concern in Casa Rosada due to the high demand for energy after the new blackout that affected thousands of people in the AMBAThe heat gave up very little and there are about 80,000 users without electricity in the AMBADue to the extreme temperatures and uncontrolled fires, they prohibited the use of fire in all national parks