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Temperatures hit 80s; slightly warmer Thursday, forecasters say

January 25, 2012 |  6:38 pm

Venice Beach
Southern California enjoyed sunny, warm weather Wednesday as temperatures hit the 70s and 80s across the region.

The above-normal temperatures were being caused by high pressure, which has resulted in warm northerly winds, the National Weather Service said. The agency said temperatures are expected to be a few degrees warmer Thursday.

A record high for the day of 85 degrees was tied at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The record was set in 1951, the National Weather Service said.

The temperature reached 84 degrees at UCLA, 82 in Hawthorne, 79 in downtown Los Angeles and 75 at the Santa Monica Pier.

In Ventura County, Camarillo reached 82 degrees, while Ventura and Fillmore each hit 80 degrees, according to the weather service.

In Orange County, Fullerton Airport topped out at 85 degrees and Santa Ana hit 86. Along the coast, it hit 80 degrees in Huntington Beach and 73 degrees in Laguna Beach.

In the Inland Empire, Corona recorded a high of 82 degrees and Riverside hit 80 degrees.

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Photo: Lifeguards at Venice Beach, where the temperature was in the low 70s.

Credit: Robert J. Lopez / Los Angeles Times

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