July is by far the hottest month of the year in Connecticut, with the average high temperatures in the 78°F (25.6°C) to 85°F (29.4°C) range. The heat is oppressive at times, particularly in inland areas like Hartford and Danbury, where the temperatures regularly cross 90°F (32.2°C). Nights are in the 55°F (12.8°C) to 65°F (18.3°C) range, but the humidity that is high during the day many a time persists in the evenings. A large number of beaches due to the Long Island Sound spanning the entire south of the state see a flurry of activities with the arrival of the summer crowd. The 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) of rain is mainly from thunderstorms that are dominant in the afternoons. Early mornings have moderate sunshine suitable for biking, kayaking, and fishing. Late afternoons and evenings experience a brisk wind from the ocean. Sweatshirts are comfortable during the day when the humidity is at the peak. The late sunset is a surprise to many tourists as there is still daylight at 9 p.m. July is an excellent time to visit Connecticut.