Humidity Moves Into The Coachella Valley

Humidity Moves Into The Coachella Valley

KMIR

Coachella Valley Region

Humid weather has made its way to the Coachella Valley and you feel it the moment you step outside. 

"Its pretty extreme. It’s been like that for a long time. Ever since we’ve arrived here. It’s taken a while to get used to. I’m not going to lie," said Sam Edwards, a visitor from London.

"It’s pretty comparable to Florida, which I used to live in, so, I mean, it’s OK. But LA is on fire right now, so this is comparable," said Egle Marcogliese of Los Angeles.

While dry heat is the norm in the Coachella Valley, the monsoon season has been known to bring muggy conditions.

"It’s just more of a moisture heat. More like Tampa but were a little bit more humid. Ours is a little bit more thicker," said Tonya Haya, a visitor from Tampa Bay, Florida. 

"It’s been incredibly humid. Not really used to it because the weather back home is a lot cooler, especially this summer. So yeah, it’s been a bit of a struggle," said Sophie Edwards, a tourist from London.

Humidity even affects local businesses.

"Definitely slows it down. No one really sits outside. Everyone draws to the air conditioning or the misters. People walk by and they stop at the gate and they just stand there," said Brianna Cardenas, a bartender at Gyoro-Gyoro Izakaya.

Health experts say to drink plenty of water to replenish lost fluids and not to neglect vital minerals that are lost through sweat.

"A good way to stay hydrated during the summer is to drink six glasses, pretty much eight ounces of water per glass. And it’s good to mix cucumbers with it for electrolytes," said Chance Vincent of World Gym in Palm Desert.