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San Diego breaks 103-year-old heat record

January 22, 2013 |  7:51 pm

Kayakers at Dana Point Harbor enjoy summer-like weather
San Diego broke a daily heat record Tuesday that had stood for more than a century as temperatures in the 80s were recorded across Southern California.

Records were set elsewhere in the Southland, but the region was expected to begin cooling over the next several days as low pressure brings clouds and a possibility of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The high of 80 degrees in San Diego broke a record of 76 degrees for the date that had stood since 1910, according to the National Weather Service. 

A record high for the day of 84 degrees was recorded in El Cajon. The previous record was 80 degrees, which was set in 1979.

In Los Angeles County, UCLA topped out at 82 degrees. That broke a record high for the date of 79 degrees that was set in 1976, the weather service said. 

Camarillo Airport in Ventura County reached 82 degrees, breaking by one degree a high for the date  recorded in 1968.

The summer-like weather has been the result of high pressure, which was expected to give way to a cold front moving in from the northwest, forecasters said. The cold front was expected to generate a slight chance of rain Wednesday evening and below-normal temperatures by the weekend.


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Photo: Kayakers enjoy the warm weather Monday at Dana Point Harbor. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times