Heatwave hits Argentina tourist town as record temperatures persist in Patagonia

Bariloche (AFP) – People and animals struggle to cool down in Bariloche, a tourist town in Patagonia, a normally cold and windy region in Argentina’s far south, where a heatwave has brought record temperatures that exceeded 40 degrees Celsius in the southern hemisphere summer. Two provinces have declared states of emergency due to fire risk until April, as firefighters continue to battle an “out of control” blaze in a national park, struggling to keep it from reaching two nearby towns.


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