Coats and scarves get in the way in Argentina. The country’s National Weather Service (SMN) warned earlier in the week that temperatures these winter days they will be one to four degrees above normal. And the forecast came true, with brands that reached temperatures of over 30°C in the north of Argentina. However, this phenomenon is not unique to Argentina: Peru, Chile and other countries in the Southern Cone are also experiencing strange and hot winters.

The whole of August was an anomaly. The month started with a peak of 30 degrees in Buenos Aires, a new milestone in the city’s records for this time of year. A rare wave of heat was felt then in the Chilean winter, when in the cities in the north the temperature bordered on 40 degrees. The report was similar in parts of Paraguay, Bolivia and southern Brazil.

Winter seemed to be back to normal, but The 30-degree barrier was again exceeded on Tuesday in several Argentine provinces such as Chaco, Salta and Córdoba. In the city of Las Lomitas, in Formosa, on the thermometer 34 degrees, according to SMN.

Lima, the capital of Peru, announced this on Sunday. second warmest day winter at 57 years old. The first was recorded just a month ago, on July 14, at almost 28 degrees, which is very rare for winter. Fishermen in the city spoke excitedly about how they saw an unusually large amount of albacore these days, a fish that lives in warmer waters.

The weather will change for a few more days. It is expected that in some regions of Paraguay and Brazil, the heat will even reach 40 degrees.

Why is South America hot in winter?

Part of the blame lies with Boy, a natural weather pattern that occurs in the tropical Pacific. This phenomenon brings higher than average sea surface temperatures and affects the climate of much of the world. And this, of course, changing of the climate.

Many scientists are trying to clarify that they still cannot directly link the heat in South America with climate change. However, it is almost inevitable to think about it, after scientists announced that July was the hottest month in the history of the planet.

The consequences for the region were staggering. parts of Uruguay got into a water accident since June of this year due to drought. In the same month, Bolivia had to deal with drought, heavy rain and frost at the same time.

One of the most dramatic postcards is located further south, in antartida. This winter, the expected amount of sea ice did not form. In fact, Antarctica’s sea ice is about 1.6 million square kilometers below the previous record low reached in the winter of 2022. In other words, it’s missing as much ice this year as it is equivalent to the size of the entirety of Argentina.

Source: Hiper Textual

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