May is the peak of the spring season in Virginia, with plenty of sunny days. The blossoming flowers and bustling activities of birds and animals fill the land with joy. The average high temperatures are in the beautiful 68°F (20°C) to 78°F (25.6°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the comfortable 48°F (8.9°C) to 58°F (14.4°C). Mountain trails are open, and hiking and camping gather momentum. May is the time for a lovely spring drive on the country roads under the bright sunshine. Tourist numbers swell in the mountains and beaches, especially during the spring break. Craft beer enthusiasts have ample choices as wine festivals take place regularly during the spring. Fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are popular activities with a large number of rivers, lakes, and streams in Virginia. May receive an average of 4" (102mm) of rainfall, so carry a rain jacket or umbrella during outdoor visits. Watch out for thunderstorms that occur regularly during late afternoons in May in Virginia.