Southern California is experiencing the coldest temperatures in the United States in recent memory, and temperatures in Southern California are forecast to be a record-breaking 15 degrees below normal on Monday.
Temperatures in Los Angeles are expected to reach 20 degrees below average by Monday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
According to the city, the heat is expected to spread throughout Southern California, with the Los Altos and Southland regions seeing the highest temperatures.
Los Angeles has recorded the highest number of heat waves in the state since at least 2010, according a Los Angeles Times report.
“This is a serious and dangerous situation for our residents,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday.
“This is going to get worse and worse.”
Officials warn that residents in the Southern California region may need to consider getting out of the house or moving indoors if the heat continues to rise.
If you’re experiencing heat waves, stay home or get out of your car and don’t leave the house until it gets cooler.
We have a team of experts working to identify the cause and make sure we have all the resources we need to protect our city.
If your air conditioning system is working properly, you can turn off your air source, but if you’re using an outdoor air conditioners, it’s important to check the temperature of the outside air before turning it off, the LA Times reported.
Officials say a cold front is moving across the Pacific Ocean, bringing cooler air to the area.
“We’re going to be seeing more cold fronts come into the Pacific, especially toward the South and Northeast, and then eventually the Northwest as well,” the Los Angles City Fire Department said in a statement.