San Franciscans not adjusting well to the heat on Sunday and Monday can expect to start seeing a cooldown in the forecast in the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures in downtown San Francisco broke a record set in 1985 and temperatures in downtown will continue to rise later in the afternoon. As of 2:31 p.m., the temperature in The City read 96 degrees, with several unofficial weather stations rising into the triple-digits.
Dr. Tomas Aragon with the Department of Public Health said that when it gets hot in The City, it can have major impacts to a person’s health:
“San Francisco is particularly vulnerable because we have temperate climate. That means our buildings and our bodies are not ready for heat. So, when it does get hot, our buildings, in general, if we don’t have air conditioning it’s a real challenge. Our bodies are not prepared.”
The message from Dr. Aragon is to still stay cool, hydrated and stay connected. He suggested the pubic to head to the library, the supermarket and community centers where temperatures are cooler.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park tweeted that all city pools are open on Monday.
Dr. Aragon also reminded the public to stay hydrated every hour even if feel fine because bodies may not be used to the heat.
City officials said they are making sure to get water to the most vulnerable people, such as the homeless and have The City’s street medicine team is also out on the streets making sure people are doing well.
The National Weather Service said The City will have a low on Monday tonight of 61 degrees and a high of 81 degrees on Tuesday.