Argentina's National Weather Service (SMN) has issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms in Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Córdoba, San Luis, Mendoza, San Juan, and La Rioja. The alert indicates the likelihood of weather events that could cause damage and disrupt daily activities, with the forecast of strong winds, electrical activity, and hail.
Impending Storms of Varying Intensity
The anticipated storms vary in intensity, some potentially being locally severe, and significant rainfall accumulations are expected. In response, the SMN recommends precautionary measures such as avoiding outdoor activities and following the instructions of the authorities. In addition, strong westerly winds are expected in the south of Chubut and Santa Cruz. Advice includes securing objects that could be displaced by the wind and staying informed.
A Week of Unstable Weather Conditions
High temperatures are forecasted across much of Argentina, with unstable weather conditions and possible thunderstorms throughout the week. In Buenos Aires and its surroundings, the temperature is expected to drop slightly midweek with the arrival of a cold front from Patagonia, accompanied by rain and storms.
Precautionary Measures and Preparedness
The SMN advises the public to avoid outdoor activities, not to take shelter near trees or electricity poles, and to be alert to the possible fall of hail. In addition, it is recommended to secure objects that can obstruct the flow of water and to maintain vigilance for possible hailstorms. The weather service also highlights the need to heed the instructions of the authorities and to always have an emergency backpack with a flashlight, radio, documents, and phone ready.