Cooler weather is on the way this weekend, and so are Santa Ana winds that may whip up to 30 mph on Saturday.
The state Department of Transportation anticipates the worst of the wind in the morning as the winds speed up to 45 mph, and then ramp down during the afternoons to 20 mph until evening.
The best of the wind kicks in Saturday night, so Friday night to Saturday night is expected to be ideal time to plan your weekend activities, including hitting the beach.
This would mean it will be ideal to stay indoors during the evening hours if you don’t want to be hit with the Santa Ana winds.
In the mornings, though, Santa Ana winds are a no-go, as they are forecast to be 20 mph or less.
And in the afternoon and through the evening, winds between 10 and 20 mph are very likely to be present.
But these are the most likely wind conditions, and you don’t have to go out in the cold to enjoy a sunny afternoon.
You can stay in front of the house as long as you have a good wind shield.
“Winds are always on your back in Southern California. You get the best of both worlds,” said John Breen, owner of the Red Hill Beach Resort, at the beach in Malibu.
At the beach on Santa Monica Boulevard in Malibu, Breen also suggested wearing a wind breaker and wind pants to reduce the wind on your back.
“You want to enjoy the view from the beach, not to get a cut,” he said.
And you don’t have to go out to the beach in the morning. Sunny beaches, as well as the beaches at the Newport Harbor area, are ideal for sunbathing.
If you are planning on going to the beach, you can easily get the directions to the beach at the Malibu Beach Club at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Mel