Much of the provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza and La Pampa are under red alert, which warns that the extreme temperatures forecast for this Wednesday can be “very dangerous” for health if the corresponding care is not taken, according to the National Meteorological Service.
This level is also reached east of Pocho, San Alberto and San Javier, in the province of Córdoba; to the lower area of Belgrano and Juan Martín de Pueyrredón, in San Luis; El Cuy and General Roca, in Río Negro; and the east of Añelo, Pehuenches and Picun Leufú, in Neuquén, according to the latest SMN report.
In these provinces and localities that are in the highest state of alert due to extreme temperatures, in the framework of the heat wave that this week is registered in much of the country, highs of between 40 and 43 degrees are expected for Wednesday.
Regions on orange alert
Meanwhile, the province of Tucumán, the northern area of Neuquén, some towns in La Pampa, Mendoza, San Luis, Córdoba and La Rioja; the city of Paraná and surrounding cities, in Entre Ríos; and some towns in the west of the province of Buenos Aires, such as Adolfo Alsina, Trenque Lauquen and Guaminí, are on orange alert.
This level established by the Meteorological Service warns that the expected temperatures (maximums of up to 39 degrees are expected in these areas) “can be very dangerous to health, especially for risk groups.”
For its part, the city of Buenos Aires, almost the entire province of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, a large part of Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Santiago del Estero and Salta, as well as the towns of Jujuy, Misiones, Corrientes and San Luis are under alert yellow.