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Blackouts Across Buenos Aires During Heat Wave

Temperatures have soared above 32 C (90 F) for five straight days in the Argentina capital of Buenos Aires.

The extended period of heat has forced more energy usage, putting a strain on Argentina's power grid which resulted in numerous blackouts.

Thousands of people in the capital and its suburbs are without power or water due to the power outages, and some people have taken to the streets to protest, according to the Associated Press.

Unfortunately, the unseasonable heat is going to continue for at least another week.

High temperatures will be above 32 C (90 F) through at least the middle of next week with high temperatures approaching 38 C (100 F) by Monday and Tuesday.

Little or no rainfall is expected during this entire stretch with perhaps an isolated thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon before even drier air builds over the region.

This prolonged stretch of heat will likely continue to put strain on the power grid across the region which could result in prolonged blackouts during the hottest times of the day.

If the blackouts persist for any long duration, health risks will become a threat due to unseasonable heat.