The NWS is forecasting a record-breaking heat wave to develop over Southern California in the coming days. This will result in Excessive Heat Warnings for millions of LA residents.
To cope with the situation, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Los Angeles and surrounding areas from 11 am Wednesday to 8 pm Monday.
The temperature is likely to hit 100 degrees in LA county and further reach 112 degrees inland.
The NWS warns that hot air from the Desert Southwest can produce extremely dry conditions around Los Angeles County communities near the coast, creating fire weather conditions with low humidity and high winds that could lead to dangerous fires.
This means that excessive heat conditions will make outdoor activities hazardous or impossible.
Heat waves are most common in the months of July and August, but they can occur any time of year. The National Weather Service says that excessive heat warnings are issued when temperatures reach criteria set by meteorologists.
In addition to being extremely hot, this extreme weather risk has been accompanied by high humidity and low wind speeds. Combined with high temperatures and limited windy conditions, these factors make it very difficult for people to stay cool in this climate crisis.
If you are outside during these times, try to stay indoors as much as possible and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and heat exhaustion or exhaustion from exertion due to high temperatures combined with limited access.
residents are urged to take precautions to stay cool, including wearing light-colored clothing outdoors. Parents should check on their children frequently, especially during morning or late afternoon hours when the sun is strongest and temperatures are highest.