The Meteorological Service raised the alert for the extreme heat wave

He National Metereological Service (SMN) issued this Thursday, March 2, a red alert for 24 hoursfor the City of Buenos Aires and its surroundings, due to the extreme heat wave.

Besides the CityAlso included in the alert are some towns in the south of the suburban such as Avellaneda, Berazategui, Florencio Varela, Almirante Brown, Lanús, Lomas de Zamora, Quilmes, Esteban Echeverría, Ezeiza, La Matanza and Merlo, among others.

Meanwhile, the orange alert applies to other northern districts such as Escobar, San Fernando, San Isidro, Tigre, Vicente López, San Martín, Hurlinghan, Ituzaingó, José C. Paz, Malvinas Argentinas, Moreno, Morón, Pilar, San Miguel and February third.

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Temperature records. PHOTO: NA

The ninth heat wave of summer

The ninth heat wave of the yeara few weeks before the beginning of autumn, marked this Thursday the highest temperature recorded in the city of Buenos Aires in the month of March since 1952, reaching the infernal 37.9 degreesthe same as in that year in the middle of the 20th century.

after the February 17 will register the lowest mark for that month in 62 years, with 7.9 degreesThe heat wave especially installed in the center of the country and the Coast hits hard, and a mark of more than 38 degrees is expected for this Friday for the City.

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temperature records

At 1:00 p.m. this Thursday, the temperature rose to 37.9 degrees, when the thermal sensation exceeded 41 degrees, tying the mark that occurred on March 7, 1952, which was the highest in the historic series that began in 1906. .

In this context, the AMBA has been positioning itself this week in one of the hottest spots in the country, while in La Plata it reached 38 degrees, an absolute record for March, at least since 1956, highlights the Meteored site.

However, in the furthest points of the Río de La Plata there was a thermal that reached 38.7 degrees.

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The heat wave does not loosen up. PHOTO: NA

Heat wave and power outages

This is a very difficult scenario for the population in the midst of power cuts that affected almost 70,000 users of Edesur and Edenorafter the widespread blackout that occurred this Wednesday that left nearly 40 percent of the country’s families without power.

One of the major recommendations is not to go out to do physical activity until at least 6:00 p.m. and take care of hydration carefully, while the orange alert continued.

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How is the weather this weekend?

Some relief is expected this weekend due to the irruption of a southeasterly wind, which would limit the maximum to 32 degrees.

However, a maximum of 34 degrees is expected on Sunday, and similar marks for the rest of the week, with minimums of about 22, while no major rain in sight at least until wednesdayaccording to the forecast of the National Meteorological Service.

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