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Be careful out there.

The heat is becoming more and more unbearable in the city of Buenos Aires, Rosario and its surroundings. High temperatures are so extreme these days that the National Weather Service elevated the alert level from yellow to orange today.

What does orange level exactly mean?

It means that the heat wave can be dangerous especially to babies, small children, elderly people over 65 years and those with chronic illnesses.

Buenos Aires is expected to get a minimum of 24°C and a maximum of 30°C today, while Rosario is expected to be hit with a minimum of 23°C and a maximum of 33°C.

In other regions of the country, heat will range from minimums of 24°C to 29°C and maximums of 36°C and 43°C.

How to fight off the heat like an Argentine warrior

According to the Ministry of Health these are some of the recommendations to not melt in the sun like a popsicle.

In general:

  • Drink a lot of water throughout the day
  • Consume fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages, sweet drinks and hot infusions
  • Use loose clothing with light materials and light colors
  • Drink before, during and after any outside activities
  • Protect yourself from the sun using a hat or an umbrella

For babies and small children:

  • Give breast milk more often to babies
  • Make them drink more fresh water
  • Put them in ventilated and fresh areas

With these tools, you may now go about your day and conquer the sweltering heat that has befallen Argentina.

Stay in the shade, people.