The heat wave continues and some cities exceeded 40 degrees

Extreme heat in five provinces of the country

He National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued several alerts for extreme temperatures in different parts of the country. Some regions are even under the red warning level: Black river, Neuquen, The Pampa, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

During yesterday afternoon, the day in which an alert was issued for nine provinces, the north of Patagonia recorded the warmest temperatures in the country, with marks that exceeded 40 degrees in the Rio Negro cities of San Antonio del Oestewith 42.9 degrees, and Viedmawith 40.6.

The last ranking recorded by the organization positioned the Rio Negro towns of San Antonio Oeste and Viedma as the hottest, while in third place was the capital of Neuquenwith 39.7.

The cities of San Juan and The Rioja They placed fourth and fifth with a thermometer that read 39.2 and 38.5 degrees Celsius.

In Mendozathe town of San Martin reached 38.4, while the cities of Chamical (The Rioja) and Trelew (Chubut) reached 37.8, Mendoza capital at 37.6, Manquichao at 37.5, San Rafael (Mendoza) at 37.4, White Bay (Buenos Aires) at 37, Villa Dolores (Cordova) at 36.5 and Santiago del Estero to 36.2.

Meanwhile, the thermometer in the city of saint Louis It reached 36.1 degrees, in Formosa The Lomitas at 36, Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut) to 35.5, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca at 35.4, Saint Rose of Conlara (San Luis) at 35.4, and San Ramón de La Nueva Orán (Jump) and Mendoza Observatory at 35.1.

The last update of the red level alerts issued by the SMN, specified that those provinces compromised will be the west of La Pampa, the northwest of Río Negro, the east of Neuquén, the coast of Bahía Blanca, Colonel Dorrego, Colonel Rosales, Villarino and Mount Beautifulin the province of Buenos Aires, and the northeast of Mendoza.

This warning was executed since it is considered that such extreme temperature levels “can affect all people, even healthy ones.”

With regards to the orange alerts They remained and governed in the center and east of Mendoza; West of Chubut; south and center of Río Negro; and the southeast of Neuquén.

Likewise, part of the southwest of Buenos Aires, a large part of San Luis and San Juan; the rest of Río Negro, west of Neuquén, west and north of Mendoza, center and east of La Pampa, west of Córdoba are under yellow alert by heat.

Last alert issued by the National Meteorological Service

Faced with these temperatures, the Ministry of Health recommended “increasing water consumption without waiting until you are thirsty to maintain a adequate hydration“, do not expose yourself to the sun excessively, not even in the middle of the day (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.), pay attention to babies, children and the elderly, avoid caffeinated, alcoholic or very sugary drinks.”

In addition, he suggested “avoiding very abundant meals, eating vegetables and fruits, reducing physical activity, wearing light, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing; hat, dark glasses, stay in ventilated or conditioned spaces and remember that there is no pharmacological or medical treatment against heatstroke and only classical methods can prevent and counteract it in time.”

They even detailed what symptoms should alert you to see a doctor: intense thirst and dry mouth, body temperature greater than 39º C, excessive sweating, feeling of suffocating heat, dry skin, exhaustion, dizziness or fainting, stomach pains , lack of appetite, nausea or vomiting and headaches.

Immediately, to address the situation and try to prevent the condition from progressing, they have recommended moving the affected person to the shade, to a cool and quiet place and trying to cool them down by wetting their clothes and giving them fresh water to drink.

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