How to Beat the Heat in San Diego

Today will be similar to Sunday but some areas of the county will be even warmer

By R. Stickney
|  Monday, May 13, 2013  |  Updated 6:14 AM PDT
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Don't have a fountain to jump into? Try taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath.

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Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Monday May 13, 2013

Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Monday May 13, 2013

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San Diegans can expect the heat to return Monday with temperatures reaching in the 90s by noon in areas like Escondido and El Cajon.

Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said Monday will be similar to Sunday but some areas of the county will be even warmer.

“Yesterday, toasty temperatures and today – we’re going to top that,” Kodesh said.

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As of 7 a.m., some spots of the inland valley were experiencing temperatures in the 70’s.

Triple digit temperatures were expected in the deserts.

San Diego Gas & Electric suggests you use fans instead of central air conditioning to save money on cooling costs. They also suggest setting your A/C thermostat to 78°F or higher.

For those San Diegans who want to get out of the heat without using air conditioning, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency offers a number of tips to stay cool. Here are just five:

  • Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine
  • Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increases metabolic heat.
  • Avoid using the oven.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. Keep shades down and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.
  • Be your most physically active during the coolest part of the day, usually between 4-7 a.m.
  • Never leave children or pets inside vehicles at any time, even with the windows cracked.

See how many of the tips you’re doing on a regular basis by checking the list here.

Check the list of 2012 Cool Zones here

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