South America shivers in historic cold wave

Written by on July 22, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments

A piece of frigid Antarctic air pushed north over southern South America this past week bringing rare heavy snowfalls to many places including Santiago. Frost and temperatures below -5C (22F) have been observed in parts of Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay with parts of the Andes crippled by metres deep snow and temperatures down to -25C.

This cold wave is said to be the worst in many decades and one of the worst in recorded history.

Check out this incredible visible satellite view of the heavily snow covered Andes following the recent snowfall.

Credit: NASA

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