Even if you have never been to Arizona, and you know next to nothing about the area, we are almost sure that you have heard about one thing: the weather! If you plan to spend a summer in Arizona, then you should definitely read on.
Arizona is a landlocked state located in Southwestern USA. The area is famed for its mountains and high-temperature desert dotted with wildlife, cacti, and creosote bushes. Arizona takes the 11th spot on the list of hottest states in the US published by 24/7 Wall St., with daily temperatures at an average of 77.3 degrees!
Some experts argue that Phoenix is the hottest place in Arizona, as it sits enclaved by mountains, which produces an upward current of air, heat, rain, and clouds that can’t make their way into the enclosure. Consequently, the air pressure of the region builds up.
New to Arizona? Planning to buy a house or take a vacation? These tips will help you survive a summer in Arizona.
Get a pool:
Soaking in a pool is one of the most relaxing things to do, and it couldn’t be more relaxing in a climate with temperatures as high as that of Arizona on a nice summer afternoon.
If you are buying a house or renting a vacation home, including a pool on your list of “must-haves” for your new home is something that we strongly advise you to consider. A pool is not only a great way to pass time and spend quality time with family, but also an effective solution to help you overcome the heat. So if your new home or apartment does not come with a pool, make sure you are within close proximity to a public pool because you’re going to need one.
Get your errands done before the heat kicks in:
Arizona is the land of the sun. The sun rises pretty early here, and so does the heat. If you have any errands to be carried out during the day, it helps to get them done early enough (during the first few hours after sunrise or at sundown) to avoid confronting the intense heat.
Protect yourself from sun damage:
Sun damage is real, and skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer known. The harmful UV rays that the sun emits can be incredibly damaging to the outer protective layer of the skin and cause burns, hyper-pigmentation, barrier damage, and even cancer! The intensity of the sun in Arizona makes these dangers twice as imminent.
We advise that you never leave your house without wearing an SPF30 or SPF50 sunscreen to protect the outer layer of your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and that you also wear protective clothing such as hats, sunglasses, and scarves.
Get lightweight and bright-colored clothes:
Prepare for the warm summer months by filling your wardrobe with light, breathable outfits. Choosing outfits in bright colors such as white, yellow, and bright greens is also very advisable because black and dark clothing absorbs all wavelengths of light from the sun and converts them into heat energy, thereby making you feel hotter, more sweaty, and uncomfortable.
Get heat protection for your car or find a parking garage:
With the daily temperatures in Arizona, it is not uncommon for your car’s engine and interior to overheat. You can prevent this by getting a UV-resistant windshield, or better still, by finding garage parking to shield your car from the sun’s extreme rays.
If you are looking to buy a house in Arizona this summer, look no further. Tammy Gazda homes is here to help make the process quick, enjoyable, and easy. Call us today!