La Plata under “red alert” due to storm with strong gusts expected

The storm is not letting up in La Plata, as after yesterday afternoon's flash floods that turned streets into rivers and water entered the homes of neighbors in various neighborhoods, the Region went on RED alert this afternoon. “The area will continue to be affected by storms that can be expressed from strong to severe in intensity, strong electrical activity, gusts exceeding 110 kilometers per hour, abundant fall of hail and especially short-lived water,” the latter said. Part of SMN.

“80 to 100 millimeters of accumulated precipitation is expected, which may be exceeded from time to time,” he adds and clarifies. “Due to the heavy rainfall recorded in the region in the last hours, it rises to the red level. “.

Similarly, the national organization stated that “the area will be affected by southerly winds of 50 to 70 kilometers per hour and gusts exceeding 90 kilometers per hour.”

How the weather continues in La Plata, according to SMN

The bad weather conditions will come to an end tomorrow, Thursday, as SMN predicts the end of the fierce storm that has been punishing the residents of La Plata. The sky will be partly cloudy, and the thermometer will range from 11 to 18 degrees, so there will be a significant drop in temperature.

On Friday, the agency says it will be a sunny day with clear skies. The estimated minimum is 10 degrees and the maximum is 19 degrees.

Meanwhile, the weekend will be enjoyed. The sky will be slightly cloudy, and the thermometer will reach 26 degrees.

What is a “supercell” storm?

During the day yesterday, a supercell storm was recorded in various parts of the Buenos Aires Metro (AMBA), where serious destruction and one death were reported. In places where larger-than-normal hail and strong wind gusts have occurred, a so-called “supercell storm” or “supercell storm” has occurred, consisting of the formation of clouds capable of causing this climatic phenomenon.

They are associated with the collapse of cold air, rising and falling air currents, and a lot of rain in a short time. Unlike a normal storm cloud, which has a life cycle of 20 to 40 minutes, this cloud can have a life cycle of many hours and cause destruction for many miles.

One of the hardest hit by this type of weather phenomenon was the city of Buenos Aires 9 de Julio and its surroundings, which caused minor injuries to some neighbors, downed trees, blown roofs and power outages in some neighborhoods.

In turn, the storm moved towards AMBA with less force, but not without causing damage. In fact, in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, a woman died after being hit on the head by a railing falling from the ninth floor.

Flooded streets, cars swept away by currents and blown roofs are among the effects recorded in AMBA, where the South Zone was among the worst affected, as was La Plata.

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