The Independent School District in San Diego closed their doors early due to extreme heat waves in the region. Life in the city has become Unbearable due to the heatwaves that have reached groundbreaking levels. The extremely hot weather is uncommon during this time of year, which leads to environmental specialists questioning whether or not this is a result of Global warming.

According to CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB TV, many schools within the district have minimal schedules. On Tuesday, students and staff complained about the high temperatures, which were not very comfortable in a school environment.

The San Diego area experiences high temperatures in the warm months, but cooler weather during this time of the year. Therefore, precautionary measures were taken to send students home early.

Sweltering heat shuts down several schools

At least 85 schools in the District sent students home on Monday and Tuesday. The institutions operating on limited calendars include Alcott Elementary, Cabrillo Elementary, Birney Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, Bay Park Elementary, Banker Elementary, Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy, and Balboa Elementary.

Some schools have no cooling system at all while others have minimal air conditioning in place. Extracurricular activities were also suspended until further notice.

Several weather stations predict that temperatures could rise above 90 degrees along the coast and 100 or more degrees inland. The US Weather Service warned that extreme heat would hit the coast and valley regions from 10:00 a.m. on Monday until 8:00 p.m Tuesday night.

Heavy winds and heat could start wildfires

The San Diego Fire Department also reported that heavy winds along with heat waves could create conditions conducive for wildfires.

Addressing the press, Cal Fire Captain Kendal Bortisser said the high temperatures and low humidity aren't the most significant threats. He said the huge factor is the county’s red flag fire zone, this area is very dangerous when the Santa Ana winds, low humidity, and high temperatures blend.

Brotisser revealed that the fire department had recently contained a large fire in northern California and a 100 acre wind-aided fire in Campo.

The captain also shed some light on what firefighters go through during a fire outbreak. He stated that their entire lives flashed before their eyes, and at that very moment, they wondered if they would make it back home alive to their families, or perish in the fire.