L.A. sets more record low temperatures
The cold summer continued to set records this week.
According to the National Weather Service, UCLA set a new temperature low for the day on Friday, recording a high of 56 degrees. Long Beach Airport tied its record at 59 degrees (the same as 1962).
Forecasters say the Los Angeles Basin is enjoying its coolest summer since 1991.
"This may come close to being one of the coolest," said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist for the agency. July's average high temperature in downtown Los Angeles was 79.4 degrees. The average high in July 1991 was 79.1.
Other cool summers in Los Angeles were recorded in 1938, 1939, 1944 and 1976, Seto said.
Saturday will see more of the mild conditions. But temperatures are expected to warm up considerably beginning Sunday and last through the middle of next week.
Photo: Chris Duffy, who manages Val Surf in Woodland Hills, thinks business is better when the temperatures rise. "We’re banking on sunshine and hot weather,” he said. "We sell surfboards, bikinis, swim wear. Our business has definitely been a lot slower this summer.” Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times