Extreme cold alert nationwide: orange warning in Buenos Aires

Extreme cold alert nationwide: orange warning in Buenos Aires
Extreme cold alert nationwide: orange warning in Buenos Aires

The polar cold wave continues in almost the entire country, and that is why the National Meteorological Service (SMN) maintained new alerts for this Sunday cold y extreme low temperatures.

A governs Orange alert in the City of Buenos Aires, the suburbs and inland areas of the province of Buenos AiresIn the rest of the province of Buenos Aires the warning is yellow.

In addition, a yellow alert has been issued for areas in all provinces, except for Misiones, Formosa and Chaco. In the Santa Cruz region, the warning has been raised to a red alert.

What each level of extreme temperature alert entails

Yellow alert:

The alert of Yellow level establishes a mild to moderate effect on health, according to the SMN system.

It implies, in this case, that temperatures can be dangerousespecially for risk groups such as children, people over 65 years of age, and people with chronic diseases.

Orange alert:

This notice implies a moderate to high effect on healthhence temperatures can be very dangerous, especially for risk groups.

Red alert:

The warning of Red level means that heat can have a high to extreme effect on health. In this case, the temperatures are very dangerous, And pThey can affect all people, even healthy ones.

SMN recommendations in the face of extreme temperatures

Recommendations for this type of event are provided by the Ministry of Health.

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the cold outdoors. If you go outside, dress warmly in many layers of light clothing.
  • Generate more body heat through movement (walking, standing and sitting, moving limbs, etc.).
  • Keeping your home safely heated.
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature, as they can cause respiratory diseases.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • If you are affected by the cold, do not self-medicate, consult a doctor or go to the nearest health center.
  • If you have prescribed medication, keep the action plan updated.
  • No smoking indoors.
  • Pay special attention to children, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.

What is an extreme temperature event?

An extreme temperature event is a period in which extreme temperatures are expected to occur. maximum and minimum temperature values ​​that can endanger people’s health. After conducting a series of interdisciplinary studies in Argentina, it was found that there were certain temperature threshold values ​​above which morbidity and mortality in people increased.

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