Major power outage affects 743 000 homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Major power outage affects 743 000 homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

An estimated 743 000 households in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires lost power on January 11, 2022, as temperatures soared above 40 °C (104 °F), causing peak energy consumption to cool the homes. The outage has also affected the water purification…

Unprecedented cold and record snow engulf parts of South America

Unprecedented cold and record snow engulf parts of South America

A powerful Antarctic cold mass is bringing unprecedented cold, record snow, and frosts to parts of South America, such as Argentina and Brazil. In Brazil, one of the strongest polar air masses in the past years is starting to make temperatures drop in the Rio Grande…

Snow falls in Cordoba for only 7th time in 100 years, Argentina

Snow falls in Cordoba for only 7th time in 100 years, Argentina

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…

Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

A snowstorm has been pummeling Ushuaia City in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since May 24, 2021. According to the Civil Defense, the storm dumped more than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) of snow over the weekend alone, an amount not seen for more than two decades. "For more…

Severe storms produce massive sandstorm and damaging hail in central Argentina

Severe storms produce massive sandstorm and damaging hail in central Argentina

A line of severe storms struck central Argentina on Friday, December 18, 2020, producing a massive sandstorm, powerful winds, and hail. Widespread power outages and property damage were reported. In La Pampa, an enormous sandstorm caused extensive power outages,…

Incessant heavy rains submerge several provinces in northern Argentina

Incessant heavy rains submerge several provinces in northern Argentina

Heavy downpour continues to batter Argentina, affecting several northern provinces, including Chaco, La Rioja, Salta, and Tucuman. More than a hundred families have been evacuated due to widespread flooding on February 20, 2020. In Chacho, the provincial government…

Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and tornado hit Cordoba, Argentina

Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and tornado hit Cordoba, Argentina

Intense thunderstorms accompanied by hail and at least one tornado struck the province of Cordoba, Argentina on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The severe weather caused severe floods, damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, but no injuries were reported….

More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

More than 200 people were evacuated in Tucuman province, northwest Argentina after storms and heavy rain sparked flooding, authorities confirmed on January 22, 2020. 60 people were evacuated in La Reduccion, 28 in La Madrid and 5 in Los Ralos. Downpours from January…