June is the beginning of the hot and humid summer in Louisiana, with heavy rainfall amid intense sunshine. The average high temperatures are in the hot zone of 87°F (30.6°C) to 91°F (32.8°C), while the average low temperatures stay between 67°F (19.4°C) to 74°F (23.3°C). Hammond in the Florida Parishes registers average temperatures between 69°F (20.6°C) to 90°F (32.2°C). June receives ample rainfall of 5" (127mm) to 8" (203mm) in the state, which is heaviest along the coast. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes invade from the Gulf coast and occasionally move inland. An excellent way of relaxing is to float down the calm rivers on a boat. State parks are full of visitors, even in the simmering heat. Mornings and evenings are the best times to visit the beaches. Walk, cycle, or hike in the forests and mountains, with plenty of wildlife sightings. Stick to sweatshirts during the day, but carry an umbrella for protection from the rain. Louisiana is stormy in June, so keep a watch on the weather.