August is a hot summer month with plenty of rain in Wisconsin. The average temperatures in the state are in the range of 52°F (11.1°C) to 82°F (27.8°C) as the cloudy skies bring humidity to the overall weather conditions. Rainfall is to the tune of 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm) as the heat lingers on during the long summer days. Thunderstorms are frequent, more in the southern regions compared to the northern ones. The growing season is at its peak all over the state as August offers abundant rain with a frost-free period - farmlands cover approximately 45% of the total land area. The smell of fresh produce is in the air as wild animals scourge the lands in search of food. Light summer clothing is the norm in August as a large number of tourists explore the lakeshores and enjoy boating in the calm waters. The temperate weather and the natural attractions of Wisconsin swell the tourist numbers.