August is the hottest month of the year in Hawaii with the average temperatures in a high range of 75°F (23.9°C) to 84°F (28.9°C). Few days cross the 90°F (32.2°C) barrier, and it is rare to have a day of 95°F (35°C). August is also the driest and the least humid month with an average of 1.3" (33mm) of rain. The difference between high temperatures on the coast at Hilo and the southwest at Honolulu is approximately 8 degrees. While Hilo receives 9.8" (249mm) of rain, Honolulu accumulates only 0.6" (15mm). Hawaii sees such microclimatic differences throughout the year and hence is a popular tourist destination with a time and place for everybody. Additionally, hurricanes common of equatorial waters do not affect Hawaii mainly due to its local weather patterns and the vast distance from main continental lands. The sun is never out of its place for extended periods, and there is never a real off-season to get cheap flights and accommodations.