April begins the period of comfortable weather in Virginia with the advance of the spring season. The conditions are relatively drier compared to late spring and summer, and the snow disappears from the ground. Day temperatures are in the pleasant 60°F (15.6°C) to 71°F (21.7°C) range, while nights are cold between 38°F (3.3°C) to 51°F (10.6°C). Richmond in the Piedmont region sits comfortably between 46°F (7.8°C) to 70°F (21.1°C), while Hampton on the coast has warm temperatures between 51°F (10.6°C) to 71°F (21.7°C). The ocean waters are mild by mid-April, and draw crowds on the beautiful beaches. Midday temperatures are moderate on the beaches even though the daily sunshine lasts for 8 hours. Rivers and streams are full of fresh water, and there is plenty of fish to catch for everyone. The mountains are on the cold side after sunset, but snowfall is negligible. The hunting season is in full swing with the availability of plenty of prey. Wear long pants while exploring the wilderness. April is an ideal time for budget travelers to visit Virginia.