South America sweats under high temps—in the middle of winter

On Tuesday, the mountain town of Vicuna in central Chile hit 37 degrees Celsius (almost 99 degrees Fahrenheit).

Meanwhile in Buenos Aires, the temperature exceeded 30˚C (86˚F) on Tuesday, making it the highest August 1 temperature since record-keeping began. The average August temperature in Buenos Aires is usually between 18˚C (64F) and 9˚C (48F).

Several cities across Uruguay also recorded temperatures of 30˚C (86˚F) on Wednesday.