By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County lifeguards were clearing beaches Monday afternoon due to lightning strikes.

All L.A. County beaches were closed from San Pedro to Malibu, including Avalon and Catalina Island.

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Lifeguards were clearing the water of all people and advised beachgoers to seek shelter immediately.

Meanwhile, all beaches in Long Beach and Carlsbad were also being closed due to lightning in the area, city officials said.

The coastline was expected to remain off-limits until the storm passes.

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Lightning had also been detected near Del Mar in San Diego County. The system moved north into Orange County and is expected to move to the Inland Empire.

Rain could arrive in Los Angeles and Ventura counties late Monday afternoon and last throughout the night, according to the National Weather Service.

There are some concerns about how the rain might impact the cleanup and recovery efforts from the Huntington Beach oil spill.

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