The NMS (National Metereological Service) launched a weather alert for rain, snowfall and strong winds in much of Patagonia, where temperatures have remained below 0° for several days.
According to the report of the organismthe provinces of Chubut, Neuquén, Río Negro, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego will experience intense rains, in addition in these areas of the country there will be winds that could reach a speed of between 50 and 70 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour, according to the NMS.
For its part, the NMS launched a yellow alert in Río Negro due to strong winds for the Pilcaniyeu and Ñorquincó plateausNueve de Julio, the west of El Cuy and Veinticinco de Mayo.
The same will happen in the Deseado and Magallanes plateau, in Santa Cruz, and the non-coastal areas of Río Grande and Ushuaia, as well as the Malvinas Islands, where they are under yellow alert due to strong winds.
Meanwhile, in Bariloche and the Andean areas of Pilcaniyeu and Ñorquincó, an orange alert is in effect due to intense snowfall that could be accompanied by rain.
In addition, in the Cushamen, Futaleufú, Languiñeo and Tehuelches plateaus, intense snowfalls and abundant rains are expected with accumulated values that can reach between 40 and 70 millimeters.
Thus, The authorities They recommend avoiding outdoor activities, driving carefully and paying attention to their official announcements, since the weather conditions could change at any time.
National Roads asked to travel with caution on the routes of Bariloche
Due to the heavy snowfalls that have been recorded in Bariloche for days, from National Roads they recommended traveling with caution through the streets and routes of the city.
This, especially on Route 40, in the section that connects the Rio Negro towns of El Bolsón with Villa Mascardi, where there are “sectors with low adherence due to wet roads.” In addition, they warned that there are areas with high levels of snow, for which they request “travel at low speed and avoid overtaking maneuvers.”