June is the beginning of the hot and humid summer season in Ohio, with daily highs in the 78°F (25.6°C) to 86°F (30°C) range. Mid-day time is the hottest, and afternoons are prone to thunderstorms. Nights are comfortable in the zone of 57°F (13.9°C) to 63°F (17.2°C), although the skies tend to be cloudy. The precipitation is between 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) in the span of 10 to 12 wet days in much of the state. Occasional hailstorms cause damage to crops and push down the temperatures. The increased humidity brings sweatshirts into play during the day. There is no time like the summer to lie in the pool and relax during the hot days. Hiking and biking are popular activities, for which mornings are preferable. The landscape is lush green, with flowers blossoming everywhere. The countryside is particularly scenic with narrow roads and a dash of colors. June sees a large number of visitors in Ohio due to the sunny weather.