The temperature in the region of the Mantaro Valley has descended to limits not experienced in the last ten years. As a result, six children have died during this month, summing 23 persons since January.
The Senamhi, which is the Peruvian office of Meteorology and Hydrology, reported that, on Tuesday 12th, the thermometers indicated -6.9 ºC. That was the coldest day of this winter in Junin.
The mentioned phenomenon is being caused by the presence of a mass of icy air that came from the Poles and entered by the central zone of the jungle