The Times notes that these are not record-breaking numbers, but still above-average for the season, and a noticeable change from last week's cooler temperatures.
Also, if you thought you'd be able to cool off in the ocean, think again. Last weekend, the Santa Monica Pier saw water temperature at an unseasonably high 74 degrees, while the water in Marina del Rey was 71. According to the National Weather Service, the water will only get warmer this week. Aren't you glad you never installed that hot tub?
Additionally, with the impending heat comes the potential for fire in the drought-ridden mountains and hills. Though the humidity is not expected to be low enough to provoke wildfires, the drought and high winds may have the potential to turn small flames into dangerous fires. So, probably best to postpone showing off your new backyard fire pit for now.