Argentina weather

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  • Dare we hope for more accuracy than on most weather sites? When sends me a "Rain Alert For Palermo," I know that I can leave the umbrella at home.

  • According to reliable sources it's going to rain from Saturday to Wednesday inclusive, so make your plans accordingly.

    This is the chart for Weds at 0001 where a deep area of low pressure settles upon the northern sector of BsAs and in Spanish is known rather dramatically as a cyclogenesis, bearing in mind that a low pressure system in the southern hemisphere 'rotates' in a clockwise direction.

    Expect words such as abundant, severe and catastrophic to be thrown around over the next few days, although it's true to say that it will become very stormy, windy and very wet indeed.

    Some sources:


  • Splinter

    Changed the title of the thread from “New Argentina weather site” to “Argentina weather”.
  • Latitude and altitude are keys factor to know the weather of a country,

    BA is at 34° Degrees south, (equal to Northern Africa), altitude is almost 0 meters, and for worst, we are at the side of an Estuary fed by two giants rivers which carries temperate water from Brazil.

    The estuary is a temperating factor, helpng that winter is not so cold, and summers not extremely hot. But also is another factor: Building density. The more density of built structures you have, the more they will keep warm the air during the night. However, BA has frequently winds that wipes out very hot air and also contaminated atmosphere; that is an advantage.

    Australia is a good comparison with BA latitude.

    Do you British remember Simla? It was the small centre of refuge for the British India Civil service when New Delhi was unbearable in summer. That was because Simla was close to the Himalayan range and had very temperate weather. much appreciated by Nordic people.

  • FYI

    There is some information about Simla or Shimla, in Northern India, taken from the Wikipedia.

    Most of the area occupied by present-day Shimla city was dense forest during the 18th century. The only civilisation was the Jakhoo temple and a few scattered houses. The area was called 'Shimla', named after a Hindu goddess, Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Kali.


    The bridge connecting Shimla with Chhota Shimla, originally erected in 1829 by Lord Combermere, Shimla, 1850s

    The area of present-day Shimla was invaded and captured by Bhimsen Thapa of Nepal in 1806. The British East India Company took control of the territory as per the Sugauli Treaty after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16). The Gurkha leaders were quelled by storming the fort of Malaun under the command of David Ochterlony in May 1815. In a diary entry dated 30 August 1817, the Gerard brothers, who surveyed the area, describe Shimla as "a middling-sized village where a fakir is situated to give water to the travellers". In 1819, Lieutenant Ross, the Assistant Political Agent in the Hill States, set up a wood cottage in Shimla. Three years later, his successor and the Scottish civil servant Charles Pratt Kennedy built the first pucca house in the area in 1822, near what is now the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly building. The accounts of the Britain-like climate started attracting several British officers to the area during the hot Indian summers. By 1826, some officers had started spending their entire vacation in Shimla. In 1827, Lord Amherst, the Governor-General of Bengal, visited Shimla and stayed in the Kennedy House. A year later, Lord Combermere, the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in India, stayed at the same residence. During his stay, a three-mile road and a bridge were constructed near Jakhu. In 1830, the British acquired the surrounding land from the chiefs of Keonthal and Patiala in exchange for the Rawin pargana and a portion of the Bharauli pargana. The settlement grew rapidly after this, from 30 houses in 1830 to 1,141 houses in 1881.

  • More info about Simla:

    Simla: The British in India

    From the 1830s until the end of British rule, Simla was the summer capital of successive Governors-General and Viceroys.

    James Lunt | Published in History Today Volume 18 Issue 7 July 1968

    Whatever would ‘Dear Lord Curzon’ say if he came back to earth and visited Simla again? That great pro-consul, ‘who wore a purple prouder than that of any Caesar’, did some of his greatest work in Simla.

    Night after night, until well into the small hours, he sat in his study in Viceregal Lodge, penning those formidable minutes that struck terror into the hearts of many a bureaucrat, and reduced many a recalcitrant Indian prince to a state of abject submission. Simla was probably at its zenith during his viceroyalty, and he would have found it hard to believe that it would change so much in the fifty odd years that have elapsed since he recouped his strength beneath the deodars; while as for Kipling—it is hard to imagine what he would find to write about in Simla today.

    The Government of India no longer makes its annual trek to the hills, but endures instead the stifling summer heat of New Delhi, made more tolerable nowadays by the invention of air-conditioning. The Armed Forces’ headquarters have followed the example of their civilian masters and the Government of the Punjab remains throughout the year in Chandigarh, Corbusier’s creation, which it shares with the Government of Haryana.

    The insistence of the Sikhs upon their own linguistic state has led to the truncation of the Punjab, and they have lost Simla, where once the Governor spent the summer months at Barnes Court. Simla is now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, whose Lieutenant-Governor rules in solitary glory in what was once the summer capital of India.

  • That is certainly interesting, Carlos . Indeed, the advent of air conditioning changed seasonal migration patterns all over the world, even as building density became more intensified.

    People do still like to escape the city heat, though. To wit: the weekend exodus from Buenos Aires to Tigre, Cariló, and Pinamar.

  • Imagine what these stones will do to your car windshields!

    Thar is the reason why when a storm like this is appearing, car drivers desperately look for a tree where to get refuge.