Post Number: 3
|Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 5:20 pm: |
My husband and I have recently been discussing taking a 2 week trip to Argentina in June of 07. We are really excited about visiting this wonderful country, but after researching several locations I have begun to wonder if we should not be heading there in June...I have heard that Iguzau Falls is not as impressive (due to a decrease in water levels) the weather is not good and that Buenos Aires will be freezing! We are planning to visit B.A., Iguazu, Cordova and some other smaller northwestern cities. At this point we are not able to bump our trip up to an earlier date. So, for those of you who live in Argentina or have traveled there during this time, would a trip in June be worth it or will we be leaving cold and disappointed?
Thanks in advance!
Post Number: 255
|Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 5:58 pm: |
Welcome to the group.
Buenos Aires is about the same distance from the Equator as north Georgia but the weather at that time of year reminds me more of North Florida. It gets cold but not freezing but thebn there are days that the weather is warm. To me, anytime of the year is a good time in Buenos Aries. It takes a back seat to no city in the world.
Beautiful architecture, friendly people and world class options on things to see and do. It has everything a great city should have.
The locals claim there is a lot of humidity. They have never been to Houston Texas which is even worse than Florda in July but both are more so than Buenos Aires.
If you can figure out when there are no holidays, which are quite often, it is a good time, independence day is celebrated on two different days. Holidays bring people to the city.
You are in for a real treat in the Paris of South Amerca.
I have not been to Iguazu so someone else will have to help you on that one.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 7:26 pm: |
Anybody else? Anyone else specifically familiar with the changes at Iguazu Falls through the different seasons?
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 7:37 pm: |
Can't tell you anything about Iguazu Falls, but June should be pleasant in BA. We were there in August last year and only needed a jacket. It depends on where you are from and how you are acclimatized. If you're from the south, you may think it's chilly, but if you're from the north, you'll think it's great.
June is the off season, so hotels may be cheaper, and you won't have the summer holiday crowds.
I think it's a great time to visit!
P.S. The only holiday that I know of in June is Flag Day, and it's the same day as Flag Day in the US.
Post Number: 812
|Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 5:31 pm: |
The changes in the falls are indeed related to climatic changes but with a twist. The real culprit -today- are two brazilian dams named "Gobernador Josť Richa", otherwise known as Salto Caxias and another one called "Capanema". These 2 dams located over the Iguazu river regulate the production of energy for southern Brazil. Anytime precipitation levels decrease, Brazil closes the dams up which in turn affects the amount of water that reaches the falls. It is not uncommon to see great fluctuations during the winter months, as it happened last June.
There is not much that can be done. The brazilian government has never provided any kind of statistical information that would allow their argentine counterparts to "forecast" the level of waters in the falls. To avoid any surprises, it will be best to consider trips during the rainy season November - March and research carefully what goes on in southern Brazil weather wise during the dry season April to October
For the record, June 2006 was nasty but only once every 40 years the falls dry completely. Last time happened in 1978 when they had no water for about a month...
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 6:58 pm: |
I guess we will continue planning our trip and just keep our fingers crossed that the water level is back up next June