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Rare cold snap hits Argentina

07-16-2010 13:55 BJT

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A polar air mass has settled in Argentina, pushing temperatures down across the country, and causing rare snowfall in the Buenos Aires province.

People in downtown Buenos Aires city have been bundled up against the cold as temperatures duck down near freezing. While residents are surprised to see the rare weather, street vendors are running a swift trade in hats, scarves and gloves, as rumors float around that snow might fly into the capital.

One thousand kilometers east, snow has blanketed the city of Mendoza. Meteorologists say the cold air has pushed up from Antarctica.

It's spread across the nation, even into subtropical regions in the north bordering Brazil and Paraguay. And it's expected to continue in the following few days.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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