A heat warning is in effect this week as a high-pressure system moves in, bringing high temperatures.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will climb by about 10 degrees this week, reaching 95 in inland Orange County cities.
The marine layer is expected to keep the coastal cities from Seal Beach to San Clemente cooler with highs in the mid 70s. A short drive inland, however, and temperatures climb to the low 90s in cities such as Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita. Temperatures are expected to run 5 to 10 degrees above normal, and some inland areas will see temperatures soar as much as 20 degrees above the average for this time of year, according to forecasters. In the lower deserts, temperatures are expected to reach as high as 120 degrees.
The weather service is warning that the heat can be deadly for hikers or campers. The service issues these hot weather warnings:
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activity
- If you have to be outside, drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-cafffeinated fluids
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
- Wear a hat to shield yourself from the sun
- Take advantage of air conditioning and shade if possible
- Never leave pets or children in enclosed vehicles – even briefly