Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Holiday time

The crowded beaches of Mar del Plata

Today’s edition of Clarin includes an article that proclaims that Buenos Aires is becoming a tropical city. According to Osvaldo Canziani, a doctor of Argentine Meteorology, the average minimum temperature in the Metropolitan area of Buenos Aires has increased by 2.7°C in the last century and has been joined by more humidity and south-easterly winds.

But as porteños struggle to deal with the increasingly hot weather this summer, some days of which have seen temperatures reach 44°C, there are thousands and thousands of lucky ones who have escaped the city and made the typically porteño excursion to la costa.