August is the hottest month of the year in the United States Virgin Islands, with the average temperatures in the range of 78°F (25.6°C) to 90°F (32.2°C). Many places, including Charlotte Amalie, see daily maximums above 91°F (32.8°C) at the peak of the summer. Most of the tourists have left the region in anticipation of heat and rough weather. August is the worst offender in terms of tropical storms and hurricanes. The precipitation is to the tune of 3.8" (97mm), with heavy spells of rain. However, the sunlight lasts for at least 9 hours every day, and the sun rays are intense. The moderate number of visitors find museums and distilleries to their liking during periods of heavy rain. Keep an eye on the weather for storms. Expect the heat to remain oppressive during the month. August offers plenty of cheap flights and accommodations in the United States Virgin Islands.