Locals, tourists sleep by sea due to soaring temperatures, humidity in Turkish resort Antalya
ANTALYA – Doğan News AgencyA large number of locals and tourists slept by the coast due to sweltering temperatures and humidity in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on July 11.
Meteorologists measured the temperature at 39 degrees and the humidity rate at 50 percent in Antalya, prompting locals and tourists to flock to the province’s famous Konyaaltı Beach to spend the night.
While some entered the sea to cool off, others set up tents on the beach, though most people slept all night on the beach without a tent.
“We arrive here at noon every day. We stay here until midnight. Officials say these high temperatures will continue, so we will carry on the same way,” said local man Ahmet Çetinkaya.
Another man, Mustafa Payan, said they come to the beach after work.
“We complete our shift and come here. We cooled off and slept very well after swimming. We come here about once every other day,” Payan added.
Selçuk Doğan, among those who spent all night at the beach, said he could not live anywhere not located near the coast.
“I closed my shop and arrived here. We saw the morning and rising of the sun and we will go to home after swimming. We will come again tomorrow,” Doğan added.