This map encapsulates Monday’s bizarre weather in southern New England

South Boston  MA  07/23/17   Monica Massr (cq) visiting from Bogata Columbia struggles with her umbrella on State Street. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)
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If rain and a chilly breeze on July 24 made you think you’re near the Arctic Circle, you actually undersold the weather in southern New England.

At 3 p.m., it was warmer in parts of Alaska and near the Arctic Circle than it was in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in Boston neared record lows for July 24, the service said.

If you’re missing July’s beach weather, don’t fret: Meteorologist David Epstein writes that after a relatively chilly Tuesday, warmer temps will return to the region later this week.

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