Whether you’re visiting Phoenix for a few days in June, July, or August or planning to spend the entire summer in the Valley, you’ll be subjected to the legendary heat. July, for example, has an average temperature of roughly 106 degrees, but June is statistically our hottest month. Below are a few tips on how to survive the Arizona heat!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
It’s a good idea to hydrate ahead of time. However, if you’re spending the day outside in the Phoenix sun, you’ll need a lot more than 8 cups of water. Summer humidity in Phoenix varies between a pleasant 10% and a throat-drying 2%, in addition to temperatures far beyond 100 degrees. That is not hyperbole; a full glass of water will leave your mouth thirsty in less than a minute. Worse, because sweat evaporates practically immediately after leaving your body, you may not know how much water you’re losing.
During the summer, pools and other bodies of water will be your best friends. During the hotter months in the Valley, many Arizonans take advantage of the lovely lakes, tubing places, and swimming pools. Saguaro Lake, Tortilla Flats, and Lake Pleasant are just a few of the lakes that surround Arizona. If you don’t want to go to the lake, pools will be your best buddy this summer. If you don’t have the privilege of owning or having a pool in your community or home, there are several public pools and water parks to enjoy across the valley.
All houses for rent in Phoenix must have an air conditioning unit installed – a landlord is required to provide reasonable air conditioning and cooling. When the air conditioning in a tenant’s rented house malfunctions, Arizona law provides remedies that the tenant may pursue. This heat isn’t just unpleasant. It can be extremely hazardous. Landlords are required by Arizona law to furnish a rental unit that is fully functional and safe to occupy. This law covers what are referred to as “vital services.”
In the summer, Show Low, Sedona, Flagstaff, and other northern cities are ideal places to come to escape the heat. Take a tour of the villages, go on a day excursion to the Grand Canyon, or simply go for a trek in the colder weather. Many folks may travel to such northern cities to escape the heat for a day, appreciate nature, and see other attractions in the area.
Early Mornings/Late Evenings
Do your errands as soon as the sun rises or as soon as the sun sets. Fortunately, the sun sets early in the summer, so you won’t be racing about at 10 p.m. doing your shopping. You don’t want to be rushing around town in the middle of the day in the summer! Not only are the later hours of the day ideal for errands, but they are also ideal for socializing with friends at your favorite bars and restaurants. Going out on the town during the day in the summer sounds awful, but it’s not that bad as the sun sets.