If you felt like this winter in Buenos Aires didn’t feel like winter at all, you’re not alone. In fact, it had the warmest temperature since the National Weather Service (SMN) started measuring temperatures in the city in 1904.
Even if you think we’re fake news because climate change is a hoax or whatever you want to think (we hear flat earthers are the new hot thing), know that according to the SMN, the average temperature in the city during the months of June, July and August was 13.6°C (or 56.48°F), the highest average since the organization began operating 113 years ago.
Temperatures in the 2017 winter were even higher than the ones registered in 1997 and 2001 when the average was 13.3°C (55.94°F) and 13.1°C (55.58°F) respectively. While on average this was the warmest winter in BA history, temperatures didn’t reach a new record high. Believe or not, winter temperatures in the city reached 29.4°C (84.9°F) back in July of 1997.
According to the figures presented by the SMN, temperatures went above 25°C (77°F) in 15 Argentine provinces this winter. In the northern provinces of Formosa or Chaco, temperatures even reached over 35°C (95°F).
The good news is climate change is a hoax so we should just ignore all this and go back to talking about how boring the game was last night.