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Record heat wave hits Buenos Aires

Argentina's national weather centre has declared a "red alert" in the capital amid weeks of scorching temperatures.

Last updated: 28 Dec 2013 11:07
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Official temperature highs in Buenos Aires have been above 30C since the beginning of December, but humidity and other factors have made it feel like the mid-forties – and it is likely to stay that way until the New Year.

The sweltering heat has put a major strain on energy supplies, leading to power cuts.

Al Jazeera's David Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.

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