It’s been quite cold for Buenos Aires the last two weeks, and it’s ramping up to be a chilly winter. On paper Buenos Aires doesn’t get that cold: its average lows during the worst of the winter months (June and July) are 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7-8 degrees Celsius).

But there are many reasons why those temperatures chill deep down. Buenos Aires has a humid winter, so wetness clings to clothes and shoes and fog hangs in the air. Furthermore, southerly winds can blow cold air from the Antarctic.

Finally, houses, schools, offices, even buses don’t have the same weatherproof designs that can be found in truly cold climates, so leaky windows and doors let the heat out. Chau, heat!

In the spirit of warmer days, I’d like to share a few pictures of the glorious spring in Buenos Aires.