June begins the summer season in Iowa as the sun takes charge of the weather and drives away the remnants of the cold. The average high temperatures are in the warm 78°F (25.6°C) to 85°F (29.4°C) range, while average low temperatures hover around a mild 55°F (12.8°C) to 62°F (16.7°C). Sunny days are back with extended daylight that goes beyond 12 hours. June is wet in Iowa as the rain gauge accumulates an average of 5" (127mm) to 6" (152mm). Cloudy conditions are common as summer is prone to thunderstorms. Hailstorms are regular, along with heavy rain and destroy crops in many parts of the state. Keep an eye on the weather and be cautious during thunderstorms as open fields, agricultural areas, and pastures are more susceptible to lightning strikes. Humidity is often 70% inducing sweating, and while sweatshirts are useful, do not ignore the rain and carry adequate rain protection. June sees a rise in tourist numbers in Iowa despite rain and storm.