Originally Posted by PHX_Phan
This is kind of why I feel the dry heat is worse, at least from a health perspective. I don't deny that humid heat is a lot more unbearable on a general level. I spent a summer back east and it was probably the most uncomfortable living I've ever felt in my life. It was like I could never dry off after getting out the shower.
That being said, the dry summers here can be very dangerous if you don't take proper caution. Headaches, muscle stiffness, tunnel vision, light-headedness. When the sweat evaporates so quickly, it's hard to tell when you are dehydrated because of the rapid loss of water. We get quite a few yearly deaths, mostly from out-of-towners who underestimate the effect dry climates have on the body.
If you want to do any outdoor activities, sunscreen or protective clothing and tons of water is an absolute must. It's also smart to keep a drinking routine in mind, because you really won't know how much your body needs the water until you start feeling the effects.
idk which is worse in terms of dry or moist heat but i can tell you that i fcking hate humidity for that sole reason you just mentioned, you never really become dry after a shower. your clothes will become dirty quickly and forget about white clothing lol.
anynow, the summer that lies upon for us phoenicians is fcking hell. you get in your car and it is an ovem, seatbelts too hot to touch, steering wheel too hot, seats too hot, everyone on the road is angry too.