SAN FRANCISCO: A blistering heat warning for much of the Francisco Bay Area continue to affect parts of Northern California. While San Francisco and coastal cities had mild temperatures, some inland cities of the Bay Area and Northern California suffered the brunt of the hot conditions this weekend, as per reports.
State energy officials on July 10 announced a Flex Alert, asking residents to conserve power due to wildfire threats. Temperatures spiked throughout the afternoon, shattering records in inland and valley areas.
Sacramento, the capital of California, is forecast to reach 42.2 degrees Celsius. Merced in Central California will have a high of 43.9 degrees Celsius according to the forecast by the National Weather Service on Sunday morning. "The heat is going to be a lot more restricted to areas that are going to be fairly far from the coast," Brayden Murdock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, was quoted as saying in a report by San Francisco Chronicle. A cooling trend will begin Monday and last into the middle of the week, the meteorologists said. In central California, the Paso Robles Airport tied its previous 1961 record of 114 by 3 p.m., officials said.