Long-Range Weather Forecasting
There’s a saying that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. To a large extent that’s true for the weather. Weather.com maintains a history of Maui’s average temperature and rainfall levels by month. Those averages are a great indicator of future weather. For example, you can see that January is the coolest and rainiest month while June is one of the warmer and drier months.
Seven to Ten Days Out
Hawaii’s local television stations have quite a bit of weather information online. You can even watch a video of the seven-day forecast. For example, here’s the link for Hawaii News Now 7-day weather forecast for Kahalui.
Maui News, the island’s newspaper has a weather forecast section that allows you to focus on the weather for specific areas of the island.
Weather.com offers ten-day weather forecasts. Here’s the link for Maui’s 10-day forecast.
Weather Forecast When You are On Your Maui Vacation
The National Weather Service offers a toll-free telephone number to hear more detailed and shorter term weather forecasts. That toll-free number is (866) 944-5025. In addition to the general weather forecast, this automated phone service offers a wealth of information including:
- Sunrise, sunset and tide times.
- Haleakala summit forecast, which would be particularly useful if you plan to go to see Haleakala sunrise or sunset.
- Coastal water weather predictions including wind strength and wave heights. This information would be useful if you plan to do any sailing, sea kayaking, or snorkeling.
What Maui weather forecasts do you use?