Arizona summers are notoriously hot. 2020 recorded the state’s hottest ever summer, with temperatures averaging 96 degrees. However, Lake Havasu topped that in 1994 with an intense 128 degrees, ranking as the hottest day in the state of Arizona ever recorded. The period between May and September is typically accompanied by heat-related illnesses, with about 3,000 people visiting emergency rooms each year. If you’re planning an exciting getaway to the Grand Canyon state, here are a couple of ways you can stay safe in the Arizona heat.