Across the next few days, a hazardous, record-breaking heat wave is predicted to develop over Southern California, resulting in Excessive Heat Warnings for millions of people.
In Los Angeles County, the mercury will rise above 100 degrees, and inland, it will reach 112 degrees.
As a persistent high pressure system hangs over Southern California, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning that will be in effect from 11 a.m. on Wednesday until 8 p.m. on Monday. These areas include the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, Orange County, San Bernardino County, the Santa Clarita Valley, and numerous other mountains and valleys.
Extreme temperatures will greatly raise the risk of heat-related illnesses, especially for people working outside or engaging in outdoor activities, according to NWS. “If you work or spend time outside, take extra safety precautions. Schedule vigorous activity for the early morning or late at night, if at all possible. When feasible, dress comfortably in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
What you should do during this time?
- Drink a lot of water.
- Stay in a room with air conditioning.
- Avoid the sun and keep an eye on your neighbours and family
- Under no circumstances should young children or pets be left alone in automobiles.
Numerous Southland schools have been compelled to alter sporting events, postpone outdoor recess, and take other protective precautions due to the escalating heat wave.