June begins the warm to the hot summer season in Virginia, with extended hours of daylight. The daily sunlight lasts between 8 to 9 hours in the state, including the mountains. The days tend to be hot and humid, with average high temperatures in the 75°F (23.9°C) to 88°F (31.1°C) range. Nights are comfortable with significant drops in temperatures from the day highs. June is a great time for camping in the backcountry and the mountains, as the heat is considerably less during the nights. The mountains are wetter than the rest of the state but are less prone to thunderstorms. The best time to visit the beaches is during the mornings when the light is bright, but the intensity of the sunlight is at its lowest. Avoid afternoon and evening stints on the beaches as thunderstorms routinely arrive by 4 p.m. Sweatshirts are better during the day when the humidity is at its peak. Book hotels in advance as June is the peak of the tourist season in Virginia.