Record breaking temperatures hit San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Record breaking temperatures remain in San Diego and continue to rise.

In 1978, the record high was 88 degrees. Sunday, temperatures reached 88 degrees in Lindbergh Field.

Forecasters predicted highs of 90 degrees in San Diego and 93 in Chula Vista, crushing the 1978 and 1994 records.

The Mercury was expected to climb to 81 degrees at Oceanside Harbor, just one degree over the existing 97-year-old record.

High pressure combined with weak offshore flow around the county translated to more unseasonable, sweltering heat today, which was again surpassing prior heat records by several degrees in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

The scorching temperatures sent San Diegans to the beach all every day this weekend.

Lifeguards added staff members in anticipation of the larger crowds up and down the coast where water temperatures were in the low 60’s.

Forecasters predict closer to average temperatures will return later this week. A low pressure system should lead to cooler temperatures.

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