June is the beginning of the hot summer season in Alabama, with long days amid bright sunshine. The average high temperatures are in the hot range of 85°F (29.4°C) to 90°F (32.2°C), while the average low temperatures are in the warm 65°F (18.3°C) to 75°F (23.9°C) zone. Southern Alabama has the hottest temperatures in the state, with Montgomery, Atmore, Dothan, and enterprise reaching the 90°F (32.2°C) mark on average. The daylight lasts for more than 15 hours, and the sun is scorching during the afternoons. The northeast mountains see a rise in the tourist population due to the relatively cooler conditions, while the Gulf coast also remains milder than the interior regions. Avoid the southern part of the state in the summer as the temperatures cross 100°F (37.8°C), and the heat is oppressive. Mornings and evenings offer comfortable conditions at the beaches, but afternoons are avoidable. Alabama summers are prone to severe thunderstorms, with several storms lining up the state in June.