Faced with the high temperatures announced for the next few days of this week, The National Weather Service has issued a yellow alert for extreme temperatures for the provinces of Buenos Aires, San Luis, Mendoza, Neuquén, Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, La Pampa, Corrientes, Santiago del Estero and Córdoba.
According to the SMN, this alert extends to a large part of the province of Buenos Aires, with the exception of the east coast and the southwest of Buenos Aires, where temperatures above 35° are expected today.
It also extends to the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), and includes the city of Buenos Aires and the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where temperatures close to 35° are expected.
In turn, this alert applies to the entire province of Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, where a temperature close to 36° is expected, and Mendoza, where a maximum of 34° is expected.
And the yellow alert also includes much of southern and central Corrientes, southeastern Santiago del Estero and much of Córdoba, except for the northwestern part of the province, south of San Luis , north of Neuquén and north of La Pampa. .
Remember that the yellow SMN alert indicates that temperatures can have a mild to moderate effect on health, but they can be dangerous for groups at risk, such as boys and girls, people over 65, with chronic diseases.
Faced with this situation, the SMN indicated on its official Twitter account that “this week we expect high temperatures in northern Patagonia and much of the center and north of the country” and reported that “in the sectors of Cuyo and the Pampas region 35°C for several consecutive days.
For this reason, the SMN recommends: increasing water intake without waiting to feel thirsty to maintain adequate hydration; Do not expose yourself too much to the sun, nor at the central hours of the day (between 10 am and 4 pm); pay attention to babies, children and the elderly; pay attention to babies, children and the elderly; avoid caffeinated, alcoholic or very sugary drinks; avoid very large meals.
In turn, they recommend eating vegetables and fruits; reduce physical activity; wear light, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing; hat, dark glasses; stay in ventilated or air-conditioned spaces.
In the day yesterday, according to the temperature ranking of 19 released by SMN, the city of Santiago del Estero recorded the highest temperature with 34.8°, followed by the localities Santa Fe de Ceres with 34.1° and Súnchales with 34°. For its part, the lowest temperature was detected in the Tierra del Fuego city of Ushuaia with 10.9°, La Quiaca in Jujuy with 15.8° and Puerto San Julián in Santa Cruz with 18°.
And one of the possible consequences of intense heat is the dehydration Therefore, doctors recommend to be attentive to the following symptoms according to the age group.
For infants and young children, dry mouth and tongue, crying without tears, infrequent urination (more than 3 hours), sunken eyes and cheeks, sunken soft spot on top of the head (fontanelle), and irritability .
For adults, watch for excessive thirst, less frequent urination, dark-colored urine, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion.
At the same time, they advise not to wait until you are thirsty or have a dry mouth to hydrate, to always have a clean bottle of drinking water close at hand (purse, wallet), to drink a glass of water at sunrise, at each meal of the day and at bedtime (also before, during and after any physical activity) drink 3.7 liters of fluids a day for men and at least 2.7 liters for women.
For children and/or older adults, ensure they drink water frequently, encourage breastfeeding when appropriate, and stay in ventilated, cool places away from high temperatures .