Funchal’s seafront facilities popular

Saturday sees 3,700 use lidos

seafront facilities include the new lidoThe Journal reports that more than 3,700 bathers took advantage of the heat yesterday today to enjoy the seafront facilities provided by the Frente MarFunchal bathing complexes, despite the very high risk of exposure to ultraviolet radiation issued by the Portuguese Weather Institute. Temperatures are expected to remain high, with the highest temperature yesterday being recorded in the mountainous region of Madeira, which at 2:00 pm was 29.8ºC at Pico do Areeiro. The archipelago remains under a yellow warning for persistent high temperatures as previously reported here.

Up to 4:30 pm yesterday, the Lido beach complex (photo) was the most frequented of the seafront facilities, with 1,791 tickets being issued. Ponta Gorda received 1,098 entries. In third place was Barreirinha with 452 visitors and, lastly, Doca do Cavacas with 452.

According to the information provided to JM by the Frente MarFunchal, the figures did not make it the most frequented days this summer. Frente MarFunchal is the company that manages most of the seafront bathing complexes and beaches around Funchal, with its most important duty being the provision of lifeguards throughout the summer season.

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