Cold wave in Los Angeles ends unprecedented period of high temperatures

200 consecutive days with more than 70 degrees broke a record of 135 years.

The cold snap that runs through Los Angeles and that will stay in the city all week , according to the forecast, marks the end of a long run of high temperatures in the city.

On Saturday, a high of 62 degrees in downtown LA ended a period of 200 consecutive days of highs above 70 degrees .

Cold wave in Los Angeles ends unprecedented period of high temperatures
Cold wave in Los Angeles ends unprecedented period of high temperatures

“The streak started on April 21 and continued through November 6,” said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Oxnard. “The previous record for downtown LA was 190 days, and it happened in 1885. That’s a 135-year record, ” he added.

NWS warned of low temperatures and winter conditions overnight on Monday and Tuesday morning that could freeze the pipes and pose a risk of hypothermia .

During the week that has just started, we are expected to see temperatures around 60 degrees during the day and lows of between 40 and 50 degrees at night . This cold wave is due to an air mass moving towards the region.

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