Welcome to another heat wave. Triple-digit temperatures on tap for Southern California this week, as temperatures in parts of the state soared to 111 degrees this week. In the mountains, the temperatures topped out at 107 degrees Saturday and on Sunday were in the triple digits with the high temperature setting at 111 degrees. The National Weather Service issued a heat warning for most of Southern California before the day even kicked off with a heat advisory for Orange County and the Los Angeles area.
In the San Gabriel Mountains, the high temperature climbed to 107 degrees on Saturday, breaking the old record high set on May 4 of 105 degrees. But with temperatures rising Sunday, the heat-related illnesses that have made their way to the area have only increased. Officials from Los Angeles County are warning residents to stay inside if they are not feeling well. Some of them, including the actor Ryan Gosling, who was scheduled to perform at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday night, have canceled their performances due to the heat.
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While temperatures climbed Sunday, the heat advisory for Orange County was lifted by midday. Orange County officials said that there have been more than 2,300 complaints about heat-related illnesses this week. The number is up from 1,900 last week and 2,000 during Memorial Day. Officials said that the heat advisory includes heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat-related asthma, heat stroke and heat cramps that were brought on by the heat.
“It is too early to tell what the long-term effects will be, but it is too early to recommend people not leave the house. They should consider taking a walk, taking a break from work, or avoiding strenuous outdoor activities, especially those which can be done outside, like hiking, climbing, cycling or swimming,” Orange County Public Health Director Dr. David Agus said in a press release.
People in Riverside County are on high alert as the heat advisory is on for Riverside County. While temperatures weren’t as high as in Riverside County, they were still rising. Temperatures in the high 90s on Monday morning, but they were expected to rise further in the afternoon. In Moreno Valley, the high temperature was 111 degrees on Monday morning, tying its own record high set back in May.
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