April is warm in the spring season in Alabama, with 8 hours of daily sunshine and significant precipitation. The wet conditions last for 8 to 10 days in the month and register 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) of rainfall. Day temperatures are in the warm 72°F (22.2°C) to 78°F (25.6°C), and draw crowds to the Gulf beaches, with mild ocean waters. The hunting and fishing seasons are in full swing, except when a storm is on the horizon. Fishing enthusiasts have plenty of options to practice their trade with ample numbers of largemouth bass and fighting tarpons. Roaring waterfalls and flowing rivers and streams lighten the spirits of passionate bikers and hikers. A light rain jacket protects from sudden rain showers. Yellowhammers, wild turkeys, eastern tiger swallowtails are abundant in the countryside, while the early spring season can spot a black bear in the wild. Keep an eye on the weather for tornadoes in the Heart of Dixie, which bring heavy rainfall and frightening wind speeds in April in Alabama.