LOS ANGELES - A late-October heat wave broke record temperatures in several locations across Southern California Monday.
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The mercury soared to 102 in downtown Los Angeles, breaking a record temperature of 98 degrees set in 1965, according to the National Weather Service.
At Los Angeles International Airport, the high was recorded at 101, which broke a 1965 record of 97.
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It was even hotter at the Long Beach Airport. A high of 105 shattered a 1965 record of 99 degrees.
Children at Long Beach schools were dismissed early due to the sweltering weather, since many of the school buildings in the area have limited or no air conditioning.
In Burbank at the airport, it was a record-setting 101 degrees, which broke the 1965 record of 98.