Thousands without power in Buenos Aires amid heat wave
Thousands of homes are without power in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires due to a large-scale power outage, Reuters reports.
Why it matters: The power outage comes as a heat wave scorches the city, bringing temperatures above 104°F, some of the highest in the world.
Driving the news: Electricity providers Edenor and Edesur reported power outages as demand for energy to cool homes and businesses surged amid the heat wave, per Reuters.
- Approximately 700,000 people in the Buenos Aires area were affected by Edenor's power outage, while approximately 43,400 Edesur customers were plunged into darkness, Reuters reports.
- The heat wave is expected to continue throughout the week with temperatures reaching 104°F, according to the National Meteorological Service.