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.

Clear
Saturday 12/20/201410%
Clear
Sunny to partly cloudy. High around 80F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 12/21/201420%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 79F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/22/201440%
Chance of Rain
Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23/201440%
Chance of Rain
Windy with rain showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/24/20140%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 73F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph.

 

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.

Clear
Saturday 12/20/20140%
Clear
Plenty of sunshine. High 83F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 12/21/20140%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 81F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 12/22/201420%
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23/201470%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with showers. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 74F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Clear
Wednesday 12/24/201420%
Clear
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High near 75F. Winds N 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
Saturday 12/20/201420%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 78F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 12/21/201410%
Clear
Generally sunny. High 79F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/22/201470%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers along with windy conditions. High 73F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23/201440%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers along with windy conditions. High 72F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/24/201410%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 75F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.

 

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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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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Molokai’s Weather

Molokai year round temperature and rainfall averages by month

Clear
Saturday 12/20/20140%
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 12/21/20140%
Clear
Sunny skies. High around 80F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/22/201430%
Chance of Rain
Sunshine in the morning giving way to clouds and a few showers during the afternoon. High 77F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23/201450%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 71F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/24/201410%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
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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