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It's a cool June, so far

June 22, 2009 | 10:48 am

Feeling cool this month? Here's why:

Temperatures so far this June in downtown Los Angeles are below the 30-year average, according to the National Weather Service. The average high of 73.2 degrees is about eight degrees lower than June's average high last year.

So far this June, the average temperature has been 67.1 degrees, with an average high of 73.2 and an average low of 60.9, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Last year, the average high for all of June was 81.0 degrees, with a low 62.2 and an average temperature of 71.6, Seto said. 

Current average highs in June are 6.2 degrees below the 30-year average -- spanning from 1971 to 2000 -- while average lows this month are 1.1 degrees below the average for the same period, Seto said.

But he warned that June is not over yet and that warmer temperatures, including highs of about 81 degrees, are expected this weekend. The current average low in June is also not yet as low as June 2007, which had an average low of 60.1 degrees.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz