The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued an ‘orange alert’ for today, Wednesday, February 21, which would remain in place for 48 hours with temperatures set to reach 37 degrees Celsius in the capital.
The heat will drop somewhat on Friday, with rainfall expected, the agency added.
According to the SMN, the conditions that prompt an orange alert can have to a "moderate to high effect" on health and "can be very dangerous, especially for groups at risk“ including babies, children, people over 65 years of age and the chronically ill.
The agency urged citizens to stay hydrated and drink lots of water.
The warning, for Buenos Aires City and its surroundings, said that there was a “low probability of isolated storms, [temperatures will be] very hot with high thermic sensation and moderate winds from the northern sector.”
On Friday, skies would be “partly cloudy to cloudy,” with a good chance of rainfall.