Sahih Muslim Book 4, Hadith Number 1297.

Chapter : Desirability of observing the noon prayer at the earlier hour (of times prescribed for it) when there is no intense heat.

Anas b. Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) used to pray the afternoon prayer when the sun was high and bright, then one would go off to al-‘Awali and get there while the sun was still high. Ibn Qutaiba made no mention of “one would go off to al-‘Awali”.