S California experiences unusually cold temperatures

10:04, July 11, 2010      

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As heat waves are sweeping many parts of the world, unusually cold temperatures have continued in Southern California for a period of time, the National Weather Service said on Saturday.

Instead of daytime highs approaching the mid-80s Fahrenheit, downtown Los Angeles has experienced temperatures in the mid- to high 70s. From June 1 to July 5, daytime and nighttime temperatures have averaged a relatively cool 69.8 degrees.

That makes that stretch one of the cooler ones for that time of the year in the last 10 years, just slightly warmer than the same period in 2004 (69.4 degrees) and 2002 (68.9 degrees).

On Friday, Los Angeles International Airport set a record of 67 degrees, breaking a record set in 1926, according to the weather service.

The agency said July has turned out to be cooler than normal in Southern California.

Temperatures are expected to stay fairly cool Saturday, with highs around 70 on the coast and in the 80s inland. Conditions will be a bit warmer on Sunday, according to weather forecasts.

The cooler ocean air early in the day has a moderating effect on daily temperature conditions, and low-lying clouds have been tempering the sun's heat, meteorologists said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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