Much of Uruguay under yellow alert for heat wave

Posted on January 21, 2012 • Filed under: Agriculture, Enviromental Issues, TRAVEL, Uruguay, Weather/Climate

The National Directorate of Meteorology, DNM, Uruguay declared a yellow alert yesterday due to a heat wave affecting the West, with temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius. DNM while making recommendations to the population of the departments of Artigas, Salto, Paysandu and Black River, bordering the River Uruguay, to avoid dehydration and skin lesions due to heat. The Committee reinforced Paysandú Emergency water distribution both in the city, and within the department. In the area in yellow alert yesterday recorded temperatures of 38 degrees Celsius, but the wind chill, due to the dry atmosphere, can exceed 40 degrees long. Read Article

High temperatures caused a record of energy consumption.

According to Minister of Industry and Energy, Roberto Kreimerman during January has seen a record of energy consumption. “We have never achieved this,” said Kreimerman.

To meet this unusual demand for energy the country is buying electricity to Brazil and Argentina.

Montevideo, EFE.


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