REVERE (AP) — People trying to beat the heat at Revere Beach and two other popular North Shore beaches are being advised against swimming because of unusually high bacterial counts.

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation says warning signs were posted Friday at Revere Beach, King’s Beach in Lynn and a portion of Nahant Beach.

Officials say routine water samples taken from the beaches showed bacteria counts that were three times the level of what is considered safe.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

Officials said they weren’t sure what was causing the high levels or if the problem was directly related to the current heat spell. The National Weather Service was reporting a mid-afternoon temperature reading of 103 degrees at Logan International Airport.

The DCR says it will continue sampling the water to determine when the beaches will be safe again for swimming.

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