Excessive Heat, High Surf Warnings Issued for Malibu

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued two warnings for the Los Angeles/Oxnard areas. The high surf advisory is in place through 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The excessive heat warning is in place through 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26. 

The weather is predicted to hit the high 80-90 degree Fahrenheit range for Malibu over the week, while inland areas can expect temperatures into the high 90s. The hottest days are predicted to be Tuesday and Wednesday.

NWS warns that the potential for heat-related illness will be increased. The excessive heat watch states, “Temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are partially open, can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.”

There is also an “increased potential for power outages,” which affected several cities within LA County during the last heat wave.

Surf will reach anywhere from 4-8 feet throughout the three-day period, according to the NWS. South-facing beaches will receive the highest surf. 

“Strong and frequent rip currents are expected with possible sneaker waves,” the alert states.

Residents and visitors can also expect tidal overflow during high tides. Low beach walkways and parking lots may flood. The Monday and Tuesday evening high tides are expected to reach approximately 5.9-6 feet.

For safety, the NWS advises: “Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.”

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