August is warm to hot in the summer of Massachusetts with many sunny days. The average high temperatures are in the 73°F (22.8°C) to 81°F (27.2°C), but the heat does not cross to the scorching threshold of scorching. Cummington Hill in the west averages between 56°F (13.3°C) to 76°F (24.4°C), while Plymouth in the east is between 60°F (15.6°C) to 81°F (27.2°C). The long, hot days end in short, temperate nights. Mornings are perfect for cycling, walking, and jogging. Rain is light to moderate, often less than 2" (51mm), except when the frequency of thunderstorms increases significantly. The growing season chugs along nicely with cranberries, apples, and maple products at the forefront of production. Sunny days and clear skies provide fantastic stargazing opportunities, and campgrounds rarely remain vacant in the summer. Insect repellents and rain jackets are handy when camping for the nights. People with pollen allergies should take precautions in the hot weather. Hay fever is at its peak in August in Massachusetts.