Much of the west-central part of the country is on red alert due to the health risk that may be involvedThe extreme temperatures forecast for this Thursday, especially the provinces of Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, La Pampa, Mendoza and San Luis, reported the National Meteorological Service
Within the framework of heat wave that lives almost all over the country, the SMN also established the red level for some localities of Jujuy, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Neuquén and Río Negro, which warns that temperatures “very dangerous for health, which can affect all people, even healthy ones” can be registered if the appropriate care is not taken.
The maximum expected during the day for these areas are located between 41 and 43 degrees, according to the forecast of the SMN.
While, The city of Buenos Aires is on orange alert, with a predicted high of 37 degrees, as does much of Salta and some towns in the province of Buenos Aires (Pehuajó, Pergamino, Arrecifes, among others), Córdoba, La Rioja, San Luis, southern Mendoza and northern Neuquén.
In this case, the orange level implies that temperatures “can be very dangerous to health, especially for risk groups”, such as infants and young children, over 65 and people with chronic diseases.
For its part, it governs the yellow alert for La Plata and the center and south of the province of Buenos Aires; Santa Fe, almost all of Entre Ríos, Corrientes and Santiago del Estero and towns of Córdoba, San Luis and Misiones.
In these areas, it is noted that the expected maximums “can be dangerous, especially for risk groups.”