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The heat wave is peaking, so here's how to keep cool

File: People enjoy the cooler weather in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Sunday, June 18, 2016. Skies cleared intermittently and then a steady onshore breeze kept the marine layer pressed against the shoreline.
File: People enjoy the cooler weather in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Sunday, June 18, 2016. Skies cleared intermittently and then a steady onshore breeze kept the marine layer pressed against the shoreline.
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The heat wave that's been scorching Southern California over the past few days is expected to reach its peak Tuesday. 

A heat advisory will be in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday across Los Angeles County, including the beach cities and valley areas. In response, many cooling centers across the L.A. area will have extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday.

It'll be relatively calm at L.A. County beaches, but parts of the Orange County coastline will experience high surf for the next 48 hours – which could create dangerous conditions in the water.

The list of cooling centers is below: