Saturday, July 17th 2010 - 06:01 UTC

Buenos Aires City prepares for the coldest Saturday in recent decades

A polar air mass settled in Argentina the week of July 13, pushing temperatures down across the country and causing rare snowfall in the Buenos Aires province. People in downtown Buenos Aires City bundled up against the cold as temperatures ducked down near freezing.

A skiff of snow covers the beaches of Mar del Plata

Street vendors ran a swift trade in hats, scarves and gloves as rumors floated around that snow might fly in the capital. A snow in 2007 in Buenos Aires, the first in 89 years, touched off euphoria amongst residents.

Meteorologist Daniel Cortes said the cold air mass pushed up from Antarctica and settled in the middle of the country.

“The entrance of a cold front from the Antarctica into the middle of the country caused very low temperatures and snows in the province of Buenos Aires, especially on the coast,” he said.

In Mendoza, 1.000 kilometers east of Buenos Aires, a skiff of snow blanketed the city that sits at the foothills of the Andes.

Cortes added that the cold weather had spread across the nation, even into the subtropical regions in the north bordering Brazil and Paraguay.

“The cold snap is going to continue. We had a very cold week. The cold air made it to Salta on Tuesday, to Posadas. It's remarkable when you have temperatures of 2 or 3 degrees Celsius in the north. It's really cold. The cold snap will continue, especially in the middle of the country. Tomorrow Saturday will be the coldest day in Buenos Aires, getting down to zero,” Cortes added.

Beyond snows in Mendoza, local news stations showed images of the coastal resort city Mar del Plata, its beaches white with a skiff of snow, while towns less than 60 miles outside the capital reported snow on Thursday morning.

According to Argentina’s Meteorological Office at 07:35 in the capital Buenos Aires the temperature plummeted to minus 1.5 Celsius, a record for the last decade.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Buenos Aires City was 9 July 1918 plus a huge snowfall, said Miriam Andrioli from the Met Office.
 

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1 Hamster (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 06:22 am Report abuse
I do pity the homeless in BA, they will feel it more.
2 fredbdc (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 10:27 am Report abuse
Since there are so many people living in slums you should actually pity them more, they use cheap, sometimes homemade, gas fired space heaters that emit carbon monoxide and kill everyone on their sleep. Wait until Monday to see how many people died from asphyxiation.
3 harrier61 (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 11:22 am Report abuse
Could they all get out and have a march?
4 jerry (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 04:05 pm Report abuse
A march; that won´t do any good! The government has already announced that gas supply is going as planned.
5 Think (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 05:01 pm Report abuse
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/10/uk-heatwave-deaths-rise-elderly
6 stick up your junta (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 08:53 pm Report abuse
Schadenfreude, is that a German word think?
7 Think (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 09:34 pm Report abuse
(6)
Ask your british mates....
It is them enjoying the news and mocking poor people dying from cold in Argentina.
Who cares anyway ... right? They are miserable animals!

What's your civilized excuse for this?:
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/rise-in-northern-ireland-elderly-dying-from-cold-14546222.html#
8 zethe (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 09:43 pm Report abuse
“It is them enjoying the news and mocking poor people dying from cold in Argentina.”

Bit hard to claim the moral high ground while at the same time posting links about the elderly dying in the UK.
9 Think (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 09:50 pm Report abuse
Is that your excuse?
10 stick up your junta (#) Jul 17th, 2010 - 10:36 pm Report abuse
Thats better the old think we know and love :-)
11 briton (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 12:47 am Report abuse
well the brits have never been good losers, and never had much sympathy of others, [we must improve??]
12 zethe (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 12:57 am Report abuse
“Is that your excuse?”

No, Was your previous post your excuse?
13 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 04:38 am Report abuse
I had, at first, no intention of commenting this weather article but then I read your “witty” comments.

At first, you use the news from a third word country to ”amuse yourself” about poor people freezing to death.

Then, when made aware that similar things are happening in your own “first word country”, your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger”.

As I have said before, you use the news in here to feel better and finer. (democracy, navy, human rights, missiles, money whatever...)
And at the same time tolerate these “winter death sentences” for the aged....

This old people dying are not “miserable parasites” that don’t want to work.... They are the generation that constructed your modern Britain.

This thread exemplifies perfectly your unawareness about your own system.......
“Much funnier to spit in the face of a far away country”......... “Our government is taking good care of everything here”.......... “The house is in perfect order”

Well, it is not, and continues not to be................:
www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6997427/Britains-cold-weather-deaths-soar-as-winter-takes-its-toll.html
14 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 05:49 am Report abuse
Other researchers have found that people with low self-esteem are more likely to feel schadenfreude than are people who have high self-esteem.

Bullied at school think?
15 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 06:01 am Report abuse
(13) -(14)
Then, when made aware that similar things are happening in your own “first word country”, your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger”.
16 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 06:16 am Report abuse
your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger

but you so enjoy being Mercury
17 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 06:33 am Report abuse
(16)
You are wrong.

I just “pick” some of the primitive and dehumanizing wiewpoints your side employs against us................ and turn them around.

Be it historical nazi links, inhuman conduct, racism, hypocrisy, political or social development, whatsoever...... .....

In hope of a better and enlightening debate .........
I would “enjoy” that!
18 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:00 am Report abuse
Could they all get out and have a march?

deserves
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/rise-in-northern-ireland-elderly-dying-from-cold-14546222.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6997427/Britains-cold-weather-deaths-soar-as-winter-takes-its-toll.html
No think you are just nasty and spiteful
19 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:10 am Report abuse
At their age, many of the old people freezing to dead in their homes may very possibly bee WWII veterans.
Those same veterans everybody here is paying “lip service” to.

What do you tell them?
Ohhhhhhh.... Britain is in “Dire Straits”, my “Brother in Arms”
We have a new Powerful Enemy you know? ! Argentina !
We need 2 new Aircraft Carriers; £3.000 million a piece.
We need new Taranis planes; £143 million a piece.
We need your heating money............
What?
Are you freezing to death?
Put on an extra Cardigan old chap..........
(Tsk....Ungratefull old geezer...)
20 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:17 am Report abuse
nasty in behavior, speech
Synonyms: acerbic, acid, angry, astringent, belligerent, biting, bitter, caustic, censorious, churlish, crabby, cranky, cross, cutting, indignant, irascible, irate, ireful, mad, mordant, peevish, petulant, rancorous, sarcastic, sharp, spiteful, splenetic, tart, testy, trenchant, wrathful
Antonyms: kind, kindly, peaceable

Yep spiteful fits the bill
21 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:19 am Report abuse
But sadly................... truth.
22 zethe (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
Think. Earlier you said this:
“It is them enjoying the news and mocking poor people dying from cold in Argentina.”
Claiming the morale high ground, Then afterwhich you spend almost every post mocking elderly people in the UK dying from the cold.

Two faced is an understatement.
23 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 04:29 pm Report abuse
Where do I mock the poor people?

I mock YOU, your weapons, YOUR mercenaries, YOUR sick war fantasies etc.

Do you get it mate?
24 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:25 pm Report abuse
how touching, think,the poor peoples champion
25 zethe (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:29 pm Report abuse
Think, we aren't ashamed of our Armed forces. Mock all you like.

Argentina has a military too.

Three of your posts was about elderly dying in the UK, only one mentioned our army. So yes, you was mocking our elderly wo have died. While at the same time complaining that we did it.

Two faced.
26 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:37 pm Report abuse
You should read my post again then......

(13) I had no intention of commenting this weather article but then I read your “witty” comments.

You use the news from a third word country to ”amuse yourself” about poor people freezing to death.

Then, when made aware that similar things are happening in your own “first word country”, your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger”.

As I have said before, you use the news in here to feel better and finer. (democracy, navy, human rights, missiles, money whatever...)
And at the same time tolerate these “winter death sentences” for the aged....

This old people dying are not “miserable parasites” that don’t want to work.... They are the generation that constructed your modern Britain.

This thread exemplifies perfectly your unawareness about your own system.......
“Much funnier to spit in the face of a far away country”......... “Our government is taking good care of everything here”.......... “The house is in perfect order”

Well, it is not, and continues not to be................:
www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6997427/Britains-cold-weather-deaths-soar-as-winter-takes-its-toll.html
27 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:48 pm Report abuse
www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/Benefits/ConcessionsAndOtherHelp/DG_10018668

And argentine elderly get bugger all
28 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:14 pm Report abuse
You got me there Stick......
Our government is taking good care of everything here”..........
“The house is in perfect order” .............
But............. why is people dying then?
Maybe it is all an Argentinean hoax?
29 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:17 pm Report abuse
you belive what you want to belive think

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/Benefits/BenefitsInRetirement/DG_10018657
30 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:26 pm Report abuse
Nope
I'm not a believer....
I am a thinking person....
If I see a flattened dog carcass lying on the roadside, I don't believe it's alive.
I know it's dead.
31 stick up your junta (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:28 pm Report abuse
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070118121221.htm

you belive we let our senior citzens die, nasty think
32 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:34 pm Report abuse
Please send this link immediately to all British papers so they stop misinforming the public....
Thanks for putting me straight....
“I know nothing....
I'm from Barcelona...”
33 zethe (#) Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:24 pm Report abuse
26 Think:

Ok, maybie YOU should read the thread again.

“I had no intention of commenting this weather article but then I read your “witty” comments.

You use the news from a third word country to ”amuse yourself” about poor people freezing to death.”

Please show me the post where i've commented about the sufforing of the elderly amusing myself? It's not there. because my first post was:

8:
Bit hard to claim the moral high ground while at the same time posting links about the elderly dying in the UK.
34 Think (#) Jul 19th, 2010 - 01:06 pm Report abuse
Interesting how this thread evolved ......

Suddenly all the “Big Guns” rejoicing over the death of some “blackies” just disappeared leaving a “pair of Boys” to defend them........

Well ............ at least it’s warmer in Argentina today.
35 fredbdc (#) Jul 19th, 2010 - 03:12 pm Report abuse
Just as i predicted..
“In addition to the deaths due to low temperatures, 33 people, including 11 children, died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a product of poor combustion in the heating system.”

Government controlled planning at it's best...

Due to cold, throughout the country, the former Energy Secretary Jorge Lapeña today confirmed that “there is a serious problem in the energy sector” “the solution will require time and money.”

And added that “Argentina is no longer an self-sufficient gas country because has difficulties in supplying its own demand.”

Nice to see the price controls on gas have ruined your energy sector and depleted your gas and oil reserves. Maybe you can get some oil from the Falklands.
36 Think (#) Jul 19th, 2010 - 04:13 pm Report abuse
Are you happy now?
37 harrier61 (#) Jul 19th, 2010 - 04:31 pm Report abuse
Don't think so. I don't find death “amusing” especially as I am so close to it. What I do find worthy of ridicule is an Argentina more concerned with propaganda about its imperialist colonialist aspirations than the welfare of its own people. Try paying some in-depth attention to your own regime. The current Argentine government is clearly incapable of discharging what should be its prime responsibility. Unless increasing its own personal wealth is its prime goal.

There is no purpose in pointing at, or decrying, others. Set you own house in order first.
38 stick up your junta (#) Jul 19th, 2010 - 04:46 pm Report abuse
The latest fatality was a baby living with its family on the streets of Buenos Aires, a tragedy confirmed Saturday by authorities in the Argentine capital.

Yes a tragedy
39 briton (#) Jul 19th, 2010 - 09:03 pm Report abuse
ALL WE NEED IS [ONE] GURKHA,
if the argies object, go and tell him
40 zethe (#) Jul 21st, 2010 - 09:46 pm Report abuse
briton, some gurkha mentality might not go a miss with these people.
41 harrier61 (#) Jul 22nd, 2010 - 07:03 pm Report abuse
How's that? No head, no argument?

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