High temperatures, low precipitation and droughtsThese are the keys to a summer that will go down in Argentine history for being the third driest period since 1961. This was confirmed by the National Weather Service after reporting that 29.1% less precipitation than normal had been recorded.
Thus, the current period remains in history behind the summer seasons 1961/1962 and 1988/1989. And although the season will not remain for records, in this sense the agency clarified that AMBA and the province of Corrientes had “their driest summer”, while at the local level it was turned out to be the driest summer in Formosa capital, Free Pass (currents) and Campo de Mayo/San Miguel (Buenos Aires).
Then, the situation of the report of the National Meteorological Service highlights that although the period did not stand out at the national level, the specialists were able to corroborate what was the situation in some specific provinces. “There were no files at the local level but there were at the provincial level. It was the driest month of February in Chubut, Neuquén, La Pampa and the CABA and GBA regions,” they said.
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Continuing the grid of the driest months of February, this is followed by that of 1972 with 45.7% less precipitation than the average; 2023 with 41.9%; 2018 with 40.2%; 1993 with 37.1% and 1989 with 35.7%.
It may not be the driest summer, but it will be the hottest, as decreed by the SMN, announcing that with 1.3 degrees above normal temperature, the summer period of 2022 and 2023 is the hottest in the country since 1961. situation was experienced by the city of Buenos Aires (CABA), which broke the historical record from 1906 to 2023 with an average temperature of 25.6 degrees, according to a report from the Service National Meteorological Service (SMN).
With an average of 25.6°C, the summer of 2022/23 ranked first. Then followed that of 1988/89, with an average of 25.3°C. Third in 2015/16 with an average of 25.3°C. It is followed by that of 2016/17 with a note of 25.2°C and finally that of 2013/14 with a record of 24.8°C. In addition, it is added that of the 5 hottest summers in 117 years, 4 have occurred in the last 10 years.
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Although there are points, such as the city of Buenos Aires and some municipalities in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, which no longer suffer from a hello heat, high temperature alerts continue across the country. Given this scenario, the agency had declared a red alert for AMBA and much of the provinces of Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Buenos Aires, which are also under heat warnings, SMN reported. .
A few weeks ago, between February 2 and February 14, almost the entire country went through what was the last heat wave. It registered temperature records in 27 urban agglomerations, among which the city of Buenos Aires recorded the longest oppressive maximum event for eight days with 38.1º, according to the SMN.
According to forecasts, in the city of Buenos Aires, maximum temperatures will continue to exceed 30 degrees for the rest of the week. While the minimums will be around 23°C and 26°C. Days of good weather are expected, winds from the northeast and east and partly cloudy days.
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