Hawaii Weather Guide & Forecast

What’s the weather in Hawaii like?

Hawaii’s weather is mild all year round with temperatures ranging from 75F to 88F. The months of April – September tend to have less rain than the months of October – March. The great thing about the weather in Hawaii is that even if a rain shower should interrupt your day, it rarely lasts more than a few minutes before the glorious sunshine breaks through again. You may even be treated to a rainbow afterwards.

Each Hawaii island boasts its own micro-climate depending on where you stay. The island weather is very much influenced by the trade winds which generate windward and leeward regions. In general, the North and East facing coasts tend to get more rain than the South and West facing coasts.

The tall volcanic mountains of Hawaii are significantly colder than the beach elevations. With elevations over 13,000 feet above sea level, tt’s not unusual for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island to get snow in the winter. At an elevation over 10,000 feet above sea level Haleakala on Maui can also get snow.

Oahu’s Weather

Oahu (Honolulu) year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

The southern side of Oahu, including Waikiki and Honolulu are your best bet for lots of Hawaiian sunshine, though the North Shore gets it’s fair share, too.

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It is forcast to be Rain Showers at 11:00 PM HST on August 22, 2014
Rain Showers
88°/75°
It is forcast to be Rain Showers at 11:00 PM HST on August 23, 2014
Rain Showers
88°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM HST on August 24, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
88°/77°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
88°/77°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM HST on August 26, 2014
Chance of Rain
88°/77°

 

Maui’s Weather

Maui (Kahului) year round temperature and rain averages by month

Choose the sunny South coast near Wailea for a nearly guaranteed sunshine all year round. Kaanapali and Kapalua also have low rain levels and good amounts of beautiful Hawaiian sun.

The windward North and East side of Maui, including beautiful Hana, tend to have a little more rain, but not enough to spoil your day.

If you plan to venture to to the top of Maui’s inactive volcano, Haleakala, plan to bring a warm windproof jacket, hat and gloves as it can get cold during the night.

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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 22, 2014
Partly Cloudy
82°/72°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 23, 2014
Partly Cloudy
82°/72°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
81°/73°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
82°/73°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM HST on August 26, 2014
Clear
81°/72°

 

Kauai’s Weather

Kauai (Lihue) year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

Princeville and Hanalei on the north of Kauai brings a mixture of sunshine and showers needed to make all of the wonderful rainbows and waterfalls.

The East and South are likely to offer more sunshine and less rainfall.

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It is forcast to be Rain Showers at 11:00 PM HST on August 22, 2014
Rain Showers
84°/75°
It is forcast to be Rain Showers at 11:00 PM HST on August 23, 2014
Rain Showers
84°/73°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM HST on August 24, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
84°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM HST on August 25, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
84°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM HST on August 26, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
84°/75°

 

The Big Island’s Weather

Big Island (Hilo) year round temperature and rainfall averages by month
Big Island (Kailua-Kona) year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse offering of climates. The Kohala and Kona coasts on the west of the Big Island is your best bet for plenty of sun and little rain. In comparison, Hilo on the East side tends to have significant amounts of rain year round.

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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 22, 2014
Partly Cloudy
86°/75°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 23, 2014
Partly Cloudy
86°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM HST on August 24, 2014
Chance of Rain
86°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM HST on August 25, 2014
Chance of Rain
86°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM HST on August 26, 2014
Chance of Rain
86°/75°

 

Lanai’s Weather

Lanai (Lanai City) year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

Lanai City’s elevation makes it a bit cooler as compared to the warm, sunny Manele Bay resort area.

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It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 22, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
84°/68°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 23, 2014
Partly Cloudy
82°/68°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
84°/68°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 25, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
82°/68°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 26, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
84°/68°

 

Molokai’s Weather

Molokai year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

Today08/23/201408/24/201408/25/201408/26/2014
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 22, 2014
Partly Cloudy
84°/72°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 23, 2014
Partly Cloudy
84°/73°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
84°/73°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
84°/73°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM HST on August 26, 2014
Partly Cloudy
84°/73°
When is the best time to go to Hawaii?

You can learn more about which time of year is best for visiting Hawaii here.

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