The National Meteorological Service issued a red alert for this Tuesday, February 6, due to extreme temperatures due to the heat wave in Argentina.
The most affected provinces are Buenos Aires, with the AMBA in the middle of the red alert, Entre Ríos, Corrientes, Santa Fe, Chaco, Formosa, Tucumán, Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, Córdoba, San Juan, Mendoza, San Luis, Neuquen.
On the other hand, Misiones and Santiago del Estero have an orange alert in force due to the high temperatures in those areas. In addition, La Pampa, Río Negro and Chubut have a yellow alert for today due to the heat wave.
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Which provinces are not affected by the heat wave
The provinces that are not affected by the heat wave according to the National Meteorological Service are Jujuy, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. There are also parts of Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Neuquén, Salta and Misiones that do not have any alert in force.
When will relief come in AMBA and the rest of the country
The first provinces to have relief will be those in the northern and western regions, with the possibility of rainfall starting Tuesday. As for Buenos Aires and Córdoba, the rains would be arriving between Thursday and Friday.
Red alert for the heat wave: which provinces are most affected by extreme temperatures (Photo: National Meteorological Service – SMN).
What are the risks of the different alerts from the National Meteorological Service for high temperatures?
Red Level: represents a high to extreme risk to health, being very dangerous for all people, including healthy people. Orange Level: indicates a moderate to high effect on health, being very dangerous especially for risk groups. Yellow Level : is associated with a mild to moderate effect on health and can be dangerous, mainly for vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Green Level: does not present any effect on health, being safe for the entire population.