Dangerous temperatures expected for several days


Santa Clarita, CA-July 7: Ines Espalza and son Ezra (cq) Espalza, 10, beat triple-digit heat at Newhall Park Community Pool in Santa Clarita on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. I did. Excessive heat warning in parts of the high deserts of Southern California. Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley are prepared for temperatures that can rise to 120 degrees Celsius by the weekend and can be the hottest ever.  (Myeong J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Ines Espalza and her son Ezra Espalza, 10, beat the triple-digit heat on Wednesday at the Newhall Park Community Pool in Santa Clarita. (Myeong J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A heat wave Has been affecting California for the next few days, and forecasters have warned that California poses a dangerous situation.

High pressure system Calm coastal area However, it brings tremendous temperatures inland and in desert areas.

Here’s what you need to know:

timing

The heat wave rises on Thursday and continues across the inland until next week, bringing triple-digit temperatures to many parts of the region.

Published by the National Weather Service Excessive heat warning It spans parts of Southern California, including the San Diego County Desert, Coachella Valley, Antelope Valley, the interior of San Luis Obispo County, and the Kuyama Valley. Saturday will probably be the warmest day overall, the forecaster said.

Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley are prepared for temperatures that can rise to 120 degrees Celsius by the weekend. This can be the hottest ever.

Extreme heat can reduce relative humidity levels to 10%.

Southern California: Coastal areas take breaks and most of the temperature stays below 80 degrees Celsius. However, the heat of the LA basin was pushed up to nearly 100 degrees inland in the 1980s and 1990s. It will get even hotter in the desert areas. Inside Antelope Valley and San Luis Obispo County, temperatures can reach 100-112 degrees Celsius.

Central Valley: Many communities expect temperatures to exceed 110 degrees Celsius from Friday to weekends, and the heat wave continues.

Fire danger

With high temperature Dry vegetation The risk of fire increases in the light rain of the year.

“Because there are two, the vegetation on the hillside is very dry. Very dry year David Sweet, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said: Whenever the temperature is high, that is also a factor. “

Firefighters have fought Fired regardless of size The worst of the week is in Northern California.

Bruno Rodriguez, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Diego, said: “What they can do is basically make the atmosphere more unstable.”

Tip

To keep you cool for the next few days, authorities recommend the following:

Among other tips from the National Weather Service:

Some general tips from the county health authorities:

  • Avoid the sun and stay in a cool indoor location from 10am to 3pm

  • If you don’t have air conditioning or can’t afford to use it, take a cold shower twice a day. Go to the cooling center Or other places with air conditioning. Even shaded gardens and parks are better than being inside.

  • Keep hydrating. During the heat wave, it means drinking 2-4 glasses of water per hour.

  • Avoid alcohol, reduce physical activity, and avoid exercising outdoors during the hottest hours of the day. If you have to work outside, be sure to drink juices and sports drinks to replenish the salt and minerals your body loses when you sweat.

  • If you go outdoors, wear loose, light-colored clothing and a hat.

  • Check out your neighbors, friends and relatives, especially if you’re elderly or don’t have air conditioning.

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..

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