Los Angeles Weather Heat Wave: Record Temperature 113 Degrees
Los Angeles Weather Heat Wave: Record Temperature 113 Degrees – Los Angeles has been hit by an extreme heat wave, with temperatures soaring over the 100 mark. A new record was set on Monday, with the mercury hitting 113 degrees. This has sent Los Angeles natives to seek salvation from the sun, hitting the beaches and the shade for a little respite.
This new high beats the last record high of 112 degrees set on June 26, 1990, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist at the National Weather Service office in Oxnard. Temperature records for downtown date to 1877.
Many other cities have also been above the 100 degree mark, and have set new records for their hottest days. Cities affected are Anaheim, home of Disneyland, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Salinas on the usually balmy Central Coast.
As the temperatures hit record highs, the fire department has been battling a bushfire that has thankfully remained small, but is persistent in continuing despite their best efforts to extinguish the blaze.
Workers are feeling the heat, as it affects their performance and ability to work. “I literally have beads of sweat rolling down my back right now,” graphic designer Christine Nguyen said as she carried a suitcase full of materials to a downtown appointment. “I can’t wait to get home and take a cold shower.”
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