First major snow in Buenos Aires since 1918
Thousands cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires
after wet snow fell for hours on Monday. The freezing spell has also extended across to Chile, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Argentina’s National Weather Service said it was the first major snow in Buenos Aires since 22nd June, 1918, though sleet or freezing rain have been periodically reported in decades since.
Higher elevations in western and central Argentina were also blanketed with snow.
The snow followed a bitter cold snap in late May that saw subfreezing temperatures, the coldest temperatures reported in 40 years in Buenos Aires.
For the last five days, polar temperatures have affected almost all of Argentina, with at least six people dying of the cold in various parts of the country.
Early morning temperatures in Buenos Aires dropped as low as 1.6 degrees C.
Parts of Jujuy and Mendoza provinces saw temperatures drop to -10 degrees C and experienced heavy snowfall.
Meteorologists predict that the cold will last for several more days and that low temperatures could get even more extreme.
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