A storm and hail like never before hits Argentina

The metropolis of Buenos Aires was the victim of a powerful storm on March 12, with apocalyptic clouds, giant hail and torrential rainfall that caused the worst flooding in 30 years.

At this time of year, it is not surprising that Argentina is hit by very violent storms. Between January and March is storm season and Argentina is one of the countries in the world with the most powerful storms. Despite the usual damage, this is a classic phenomenon during the southern summer.

But Tuesday’s storm took on enormous proportions when it reached Buenos Aires: in a few minutes more than 100 mm of rain fell, flooding the city at lightning speed. We have to go back to 1994 to find such floodsfloods in Buenos Aires, according to local authorities.

When the storm came in the morning, an impressive arch was filmed, a cloudcloud multilayer roll that testifies to the arrival of destructive phenomena.

Huge hailstones fell on the streets, exceeding 10 cm in diameter!

A long-lasting heat wave since last summer

Argentina has been facing extraordinary heat for more than six months, a warming clearly exacerbated by the current El Niño climate phase.

In recent days, morning temperatures have been very high in the country, highlighting the 28.8°C recorded at the end of the night in Las Lomitas last Tuesday.

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