The climate is temperate and with rainfalls along the year, being more intense
in spring-summer and drier in winters. The influence of the sea, winds, the
duration of the day and night, make differences within the temperate climate:
temperate-humid in the northeast, temperate/sub-humid in the central region,
semiarid in the southeast and temperate with ocean influence in the Atlantic
The maximum average temperatures are between 20º C y 24º C, and the minimum
are between 6º C y 10º C.
The thermic gradient is affected by the latitude, where the temperatures are
lower in the south.
The altitude shows its effects in the mountain area of Bs. As. Province with
The higher temperatures in the summer are caused by the influence of the sea
where the summers are coolers in
the Atlantic. The continentality generates larger amplitudes in the
difference between the longest day, summer solstice in December, and the
shortest one, winter solstice ins June, is 4 hours 30 minutes in the north and 6
hours in the south, which generates a strong seasonality.
The humid winds originated in the anticyclone of the Atlantic, plus
other local winds generated near the sea and the
large basin of the Rio de la Plata give to climate of the coast
region a maritime characteristic, regulating the
temperature. In the other side, the dry and cold winds which come
from the Patagonia give to the climate of the west
and northwest a continental characteristic.
Rainfalls become lower from the southeast
to the northwest being 900 mm the annual average rainfall in the Delta del
Parana and 400 mm in the west-southwest borders of the Pampas plains.
In old times the area was occupied by
grasslands and there were few trees. Nowadays, the fields of cultivation and
pasturage occupy almost the total area. Most of the existing forests are made of
last years, the surplus of humidity and a bad natural drainage with a wrong use
of the field have generated the permanence of lakes and swamps of great
extension which caused environmental changes. At present, the canalization work
and a coming period that looks drier are giving back this region its original
The most common
crops are cereals and oilseeds, wheat, corn, sunflower, sorghum and soybeans.
production includes breeds of cattle producing milk and meat
(HOL-Argentine, Shorthorn, Hereford, Angus, Santa Gertrudis, etc..), With
campuses of very good quality. There are also large producers of pig races and
lesser extent, sheep.
Establishment Producer: Mauro Gutierrez - Vedia (Bs.As.)