above 100° it's important to: Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Stay informed. The Phoenix Metro area will experience hot temperatures with high to very high heat risk. Heat related illness will be possible to those sensitive to the heat such as the elderly and homeless, individuals spending time outdoors, and those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.
Heat Relief Network
Heat Relief Network offers free water and indoor locations to cool off. View Heat Relief Network locations.
Heat related illness and deaths are preventable. Review these tips to stay safe during extreme heat!
Do you know what triggers an excessive heat warning? An
Excessive Heat Warning is issued by the
National Weather Service when there is a
Very High Heat Risk. During periods of excessive heat, it's best to remain indoors. Should you find yourself outside in the elements, here's how to protect yourself:
- When possible, utilize indoor facilities that accommodate physical activity
- Plan outdoor activities for the coolest times of the day
- Limit and reduce duration of outdoor activity
- Take frequent breaks
- Provide drinking water before, during, and after the activity
- Drink more water than usual. Avoid drinks with sugar, alcohol and caffeine
- Pace physical activity
- Plan for cool-down recovery time in the shade if possible following an outdoor activity
- Wear light colored clothing, wide-brimmed hats
If you are outdoors, know the signs of heat exhaustion. Are you feeling faint or dizzy? Are you pale or is your skin clammy? See the warning signs below.
Download flyer in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF).
During the summer, staying hydrated and cool is vital!
The "Heat Relief Network" offers free water and indoor locations to cool off.
View Heat Relief Network locations that are BOTH hydration stations and cooling refuge locations for anyone needing to get out of the heat..
In addition to the
"We're Cool" cooling locations, there are designated water locations around the Valley, where you can get a FREE bottle of water to stay hydrated. Phoenix Parks and Recreation Centers, Senior Centers and other city buildings. Download a full list of
water hydration locations (PDF).
Take a Hike. Do it Right.
When the forecast hits the triple-digit, City of Phoenix Rangers advise not hiking during these weather conditions and ask that always follow these life-saving
Take a Hike. Do it Right website safety guidelines.
Heat affects everyone differently. In order to better address heat risk and allow you to prepare for upcoming heat events, the NWS has developed the experimental HeatRisk forecast.
The NWS HeatRisk forecast provides a quick view of heat risk potential over the upcoming seven days.