SAN DIEGO — San Diego County saw another day of broken weather records in some areas Sunday as temperatures soared 10 to 20 degrees above average.
The high temperature of 92 degrees in El Cajon was four degrees higher than the record set a decade ago and Escondido’s high of 91 degrees was one degree higher than the previous record set in 1914, according to the National Weather Service. An 88 degree high in Alpine topped the 85 degree record from 1971.
According to the weather service, there were 92 degree highs at Miramar and Rancho Penasquitos, and a 91 degree high at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. Afternoon temperatures in the high 80s were recorded at Brown and Montgomery fields, and in Santee, La Mesa, Escondido, Vista, Poway, Fallbrook, Oceanside and Camp Pendleton.
On Saturday, Alpine’s high was 83, which topped the previous 80 degree record set on the same day in 2004, according to the NWS. An 87 degree record was set in El Cajon Saturday — three degrees higher than the previous record high recorded 14 years ago.
San Diegans trying to beat the heat at the beaches were advised to be on the lookout for strong rip currents and elevated surf, which forecasters expect along the coast into Monday.
Dangerous swimming conditions could be possible. Swimmers were advised to obey warning signs and flags, speak with a lifeguard before heading into the water and to stay near lifeguards.
Officials with the weather service said the above average temperatures west of the mountains were caused by high pressure and offshore winds. Temperatures closer to the seasonal average are expected for the start of the work week.