Get ready for sweltering heat again today. After record breaking temperatures across Los Angeles yesterday, the heatwave continues.
In a cruel twist, the above-normal temperatures will also coincide with dangerous ocean conditions. Rip currents, accompanying high surf along the Los Angeles County coast mean those planning to cool off at the beach may be better off staying away.
A beach hazard statement will be in effect along the Los Angeles County coast through this afternoon, with forecasters saying surf of three to five feet can be expected, along with dangerous rip currents.
“Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker waves can suddenly wash beachgoers off of beaches and rock jetties,” an NWS statement said.
A combination of high pressure and weak offshore flow will keep
temperatures mostly in the 90s, with triple-digit temperatures possible in some locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the National Weather Service said.
“The hot conditions will result in an increased risk of heat-related
illnesses, especially for the homeless, the elderly, infants, outdoor workers and those participating in outdoor activities,” the NWS warned in a statement, as it did most of last week.
Tuesday’s temperature highs are generally expected to be four to eight degrees lower.