While their children were enjoying the water some parents chose to wait in their vehicles with the air conditioning turned on, saying it was “too warm” to sit out in the breeze.
Meanwhile at the quiet Punanga Nui playground, youngsters withstood the humid weather while opting for recreation and outdoor play, while their parents waited patiently in the heat.
“The kids insisted on being here even in this weather,” said one of the mothers with a sigh. “Afterwards, we are going straight to the beach in Nikao. I can’t wait!”