Summer may be ending soon, but the temperatures are still heating up across the Southland with possible record-breaking temperatures in some areas. Several heat advisories are in effect through Tuesday.

The valley areas and the lower mountain elevations are experiencing triple digit temperatures. 

California residents and tourists from all across the country flocked to SoCal beaches, including Huntington Beach to beat the heat and stay cool Monday. With temperatures in the 70s for much of the day, the beach was an ideal escape from some of the scorching temperatures in other areas.

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Beachgoers flock to the beach south of the pier in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, June 30, 2023. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)

“It’s a little toasty in Orange County today. It’s more than 20 degrees higher in Orange than it is here and it’s perfect here,” said Cindy Abbott, who was visiting the beach with a friend.

“We love the heat, the cool air, a nice strong breeze, that’s what we are here for,” said Tom Dixon, who was also visiting the beach with a friend.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m. on Tuesday with dangerously hot temperatures of 98 to 109 degrees expected. The advisories were issued for: 

  • Santa Ynez Mountains Eastern Range
  • Santa Barbara County Interior Mountains
  • Calabasas and Agoura Hills
  • Western San Fernando Valley
  • Eastern San Fernando Valley
  • Southeastern Ventura County Valleys
  • Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley 

NWS says extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses for anyone, especially for sensitive populations, including young children, the  elderly, and those working outdoors or participating in outdoor activities.