August is a hot month during the summer of West Virginia with day temperatures in the 75°F (23.9°C) to 85°F (29.4°C). Nights tend to be warm and humid with 50°F (10°C) to 65°F (18.3°C). Humidity is up to 75% as cloud cover is common during the summer. August has roughly 18 days with an average of 9 hours of sunshine. Daylight stretches over 12 hours with regular bouts of rain. Rainfall averages 4" (102mm) in the state, but heavy rains are rare. The abundant water provides ample grounds for fishing. Swimming in waterholes, lakes, and streams is a favorite pastime for many people to get relief from the muggy weather in the refreshingly cold waters. White river rafting is ideal, as the water is relatively cold compared to the hot and humid air temperatures. Light summer clothing is usually fine as the temperatures seldom drop below 50°F (10°C). Overall, August provides comfortable weather to visit West Virginia.