The deluge in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) began to affect different neighborhoods in the province and the City of Buenos Aires. Flooded streets and containers “sailing” in the middle of the city were some of the unusual images seen at noon this Thursday.
San Miguel, La Plata and Claypole are some of the neighborhoods in the Buenos Aires suburbs that have already begun to be flooded, although a large part of the province of Buenos Aires is already affected by heavy rains.
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Palermo, Caballito, Boedo, Belgrano and the downtown area of the City of Buenos Aires are some of the areas that already have part of their streets flooded due to the rain that fell in a short time.
Containers “sailing” through the streets of the City of Buenos Aires and people trying to escape the storm are some of the first images left by the deluge that began this Thursday noon.
The last two weeks the overwhelming heat arrived in CABA and exceeded 40° thermal sensation. Although it also rained on Sunday, it was only a few millimeters and the temperature did not change.
This afternoon, however, the rain came with all its might and flooded the streets of the City. There are subway lines without service and containers wrecking on the avenues.
The National Meteorological Service issued orange and yellow alerts for twelve provinces in the country due to storms and hail.
However, as reported by the SMN, this Thursday will be the last day of maximum temperatures and is accompanied by heavy rain. In this context, there are already several neighborhoods in the City that have a significant flow of water in their streets.
The subway lines that are without service due to the rain in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA) are A, C, D and H. Line B, meanwhile, circulates on a limited basis between the Juan Manuel stations by Rosas and Dorrego.
In this way, no subway line is operating normally, since the D is closed for modernization works.
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In parallel, left-wing picketers deconcentrated the mobilization towards the Pueyrredón Bridge in the midst of the deluge that affects the entire Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. The closing ceremony took place meters from the entrance to the City of Buenos Aires.
During noon, minutes before the deluge that affects the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area begins, social organizations held a brief closing ceremony due to climate issues.
The flood also affected the Caballito area (Video: X/@petulis)
Flooded streets, interrupted subway and power outages due to intense rain in CABA (Video: Télam)
This is 9 de Julio Avenue (Video: X/@lucasmjerez)
The fall of water flooded the Constitución station (Video: X/@agusionno)
What will the weather be like during the weekend?
According to the National Weather Service, this Friday, February 9, it will rain all day with a chance of storms. Temperatures will be between 25 and 32 degrees.
On Saturday, the SMN reports, rain and storm chances are also forecast throughout the day. A maximum of 30 degrees and a minimum of 25 is expected.
On Sunday it will stop raining and a partially cloudy day is announced, with a maximum temperature of 30 degrees and a minimum of 23.