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L.A.'s cool summer continues: Lancaster posts a record low temperature

August 18, 2009 |  7:54 am

The unusually cool summer continues this week in Southern California, which has been blanketed with a foggy marine layer for several mornings. Lancaster posted a record low temperature of 52 degrees on Monday.

August is generally the hottest month of the year, but this August has been unusually mild.

The low clouds are expected to burn off this afternoon, with coastal temperatures in the 70s and inland temperatures in the high 80s. Forecaster said temperatures could increase by the weekend.

Weather experts said this summer has been cooler than average.

First came 40 straight days -- from late May to the end of June -- when downtown L.A. and LAX had below-average temperatures. Then July ended cooler than normal, despite a few scorchers.

-- Shelby Grad