Residents in parts of Argentina, particularly in the city of Cordoba, woke up to the surprising sight of snow on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. It was the first time the city was covered in white in 14 years.
Snow in the city is believed to have occurred on very few occasions in the past 100 years-- in 1912, 1918, 1920, 1955, 1975, and 2007.
The National Meteorological Service of Argentina reported snowfall not only in Cordoba, but also in other parts of the country like Mendoza, San Luis, and in elevated areas such as San Juan, La Rioja, and Catamarca.
The Highway Police had to close some roads on national and provincial routes, but no significant incidents were reported.
The meteorological service noted that winter will officially begin in Argentina on Monday, June 21, but temperatures between -2 and 5 °C (28.4 and 41 °F) are expected all week.
VIDEO: For the first time in 14 years, the Argentinian province of #Cordoba is covered in #snow. Locals rushed to make the most of the weather, with many seeing the white stuff for the first time ever pic.twitter.com/fZJrS7cryA— AFP News Agency (@AFP) June 17, 2021
Nevada épica en La Posada del Qenti #nieve #fotodeldia #snow #sierrasdecórdoba #frost #picoftheday #cordoba #amocba #villacarlospaz #wellness #laposadadelqenti #nevadaencordoba pic.twitter.com/BlZBSHzdF3— Posada del Qenti (@qenti) June 16, 2021
Featured image credit: Secretariat of Tourism of Córdoba