Since the recordings began, several towns have been receiving the highest temperatures, sometimes as high as 45 degrees Celsius.
Some countries in Argentina and South America are setting record high temperatures while drowning the region under a historic one. heat wave.
“Almost all of Argentina, as well as surrounding countries such as Uruguay, southern Brazil and Paraguay, are experiencing the hottest days in history,” said Cindy Fernandez, a meteorologist with Argentina’s National Meteorological Service.
Since the recordings began, temperatures have been highest in several towns, with some areas warming to 45 C (113 F) depending on the weather service.
“In Argentina, from downtown Patagonia in the north of the country, thermal values that are reaching or exceeding 40 degrees are being recorded, ”Fernandez said.
It has been hit by heat and a long drought grain crops in the country, although it is expected that next week’s temperature drop will bring a period of rain to cool both plants and people.
The record-breaking heat is also squeezing the country’s electricity grid, local media reported.
In the province of Buenos Aires, more than 75,000 users had no electricity in the province on Friday The Clarin newspaper reported. Argentina recorded the highest level of electricity consumption ever on Friday evening, the newspaper said.
“It’s another hell of a day,” Elizabeth Bassin told Reuters as she waited for a bus in Buenos Aires. “But hey, we’re experiencing hot weather for a week and it’s as if the body is getting used to that heat.”
Emanuel Moreno, who was providing refreshments, said he was working on the heat but needed to keep hydrating.
“It’s really very hot and heavy, even if you don’t realize it so much when you’re working. You realize that you are very thirsty and you have to drink a lot of water, water and more water, if you don’t, you can’t move on, ”he said.
U.S. government scientists announced on Thursday that 2021 it was the sixth warmest year on record, and are blaming climate change.
The last eight years have been the hottest eight and the last decade has been the hottest since records began to be recorded in 1880, U.S. scientists say.
Fernandez, a meteorologist, said a warm air mass had formed in Argentina in the middle of the summer in the southern hemisphere.
“We are having a lot of clear skies, where the sun’s radiation is very intense and in a context Extreme drought in Argentina It’s been about two years, ”he said. “This means that the soil is very dry, and the dry soil heats up much more than the wet soil.”