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.

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/08/20150%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. High 78F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/09/201510%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy and windy. High 78F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/10/20150%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 78F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.
Clear
Saturday 04/11/201520%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High 79F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/12/201540%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 79F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

 

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.

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/08/20150%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy and windy. High 82F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/09/201520%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 82F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph.
Clear
Friday 04/10/20150%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 83F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph.
Clear
Saturday 04/11/201510%
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. High 83F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 04/12/201520%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 83F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.

 

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.

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/08/201520%
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. High near 80F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 04/09/201560%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High near 80F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/10/201520%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 78F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/11/201520%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 80F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/12/201570%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High around 80F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

 

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.

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/08/201520%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 04/09/201540%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 77F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 04/10/201560%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 04/11/201530%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High 76F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/12/201540%
Chance of Rain
Mostly sunny in the morning. Increasing clouds with showers later in the day. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

 

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.

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/08/20150%
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. High 78F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/09/201510%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny skies. Gusty winds in the morning. High 77F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph.
Clear
Friday 04/10/20150%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 78F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Saturday 04/11/201510%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 04/12/201520%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

 

Molokai’s Weather

Molokai year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/08/20150%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. High 78F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/09/201510%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny skies with gusty winds. High 78F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph.
Clear
Friday 04/10/20150%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 77F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Saturday 04/11/201510%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 79F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/12/201530%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High 78F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
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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