Argentina: Serious frosts have led to a declaration of agricultural emergency and disaster

Agricultural emergency declared in NEA Argentina

Serious frosts in NEA Argentina have led to a declaration of agricultural emergency and disaster for the region.

Entre Ríos governor Sergio Urribarri said he had met with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to set out a diagnosis of the situation and plan short-to-medium term goals. He said around citrus 2,000 growers have been affected by the frosts, which impacts on 12,000 workers

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Polar temperatures hit Buenos Aires

Polar temperatures hit Buenos Aires
30 June 2011

A polar wave of low temperatures hit Argentina today as the thermometers considerably descended in what is expected to be one of the coldest winters of the decade, announced the National Meteorological Service (SMN) last week.

Low temperatures might even bring some snow to the capital and suburban areas, a rare event as the one registered in 2007 when the snow took porteños by surprise after 89 years without the phenomenon.

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Cold strikes Argentina’s blueberries

Cold strikes Argentina’s blueberries

A chill has been blowing through Argentina’s blueberry industry the last couple of years, and this season may be worse yet, according to suppliers.

“This past August has been the coldest August in history for Concordia and Tucuman (Argentina’s two earliest blueberry regions),” said Ulises Sabato, owner of Blueberries SA in Concordia and partner in Fresh Results LLC in Weston, Fla. “We had 25 frost controls during the month, between mid-July to the end of August. That’s a huge number.”

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Cold Wave Blamed for 5 Deaths in Argentina, Uruguay

Cold Wave Blamed for 5 Deaths in Argentina, Uruguay
July 17,2010

BUENOS AIRES – The cold wave affecting the Southern Cone of Latin America has killed at least five people and forced the closure of major highways, authorities in Argentina and Uruguay said Thursday.

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‘Polar frost’ leaves 40 dead in Argentina

‘Polar frost’ leaves 40 dead in Argentina

MOSCOW, July 27 (RIA Novosti) – Severe cold weather that has gripped central and southern Argentina for two weeks has already killed about 40 people, the Infobae news website reported on Monday.

According to Argentinean media, “a wave of polar frost” came to Argentina last week and caused “a sensational drop in the temperature to minus 16 degrees Celsius.” The average winter temperature in Argentina is about 10 degrees Celsius, ranging from 20 C in the north to 1 C in the south.

Compounding the cold, several southern regions saw heavy snowfalls, including in the south of Buenos Aires province, where there was 40 centimeters of snow for the first time in 50 years.

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