This is sunny season with average of 287 hours of daylight per month. Worst time to visit hawaii get public health updates. Overall june is the driest month in hawaii, while december is the wettest month. With only 70k residents, its a beautiful place for a nice romantic trip. Wet season liquid sunshine keeps the islands green. As a canadian who spends six months in hawaii as part of my job, i also have a love hate relationship with the rainy season. Honolulu, hawaii hawaiinewsnow weather models predict hawaii will see a wetter. However, even the rainy season can be relatively dry when.
Hawaii island and the island chain can expect a wetterthanaverage rainy season. Knowing hawaiis seasons traveling during winter, spring. Actually there is no dry season on the island of hawaii. Still, winter is a prime season for visitors as the cold and wet weather in hawaii is an escape from what most must deal with in other parts of the world. The national weather service in honolulu, hawaii released their wet season outlook today. An above average rainy wet season from october to april is expected to wash away drought conditions in maui county on the heels of a very dry julytoseptember period, the national weather. Hawaii s wet season generally starts in november, but the rains arent usually long enough to spoil a vacation. Wetnwild hawaii is oahus top 10 most visited family attraction on the island and voted best of honolulu magazines best family attraction is also the new home of chiefs luau hawaii s highest rated luau. Located in kapolei, oahus second city, the park features more than 25 exhilarating attractions. Lets take a closer look at each of the seasons in hawaii. Maui rainfall data is based on levels recorded at the airport in kahului, which is not considered to be one of mauis major. For locals, however, we understand the nuances of hawaiis changing weather, and how drastically different the wet season can be from the dry season, and even from year to year.
However we are just heading into the snow season in canada. Thats according to kevin kodama, the national weather service in honolulus hydrologist, who released the statewide wetseason rainfall outlook on thursday. Winter rainy season and summer dry season the hawaiian islands have two main seasons. Wet season rainfall outlook for the state of hawaii. We call the two seasons here summer and winter and skip spring and autumn. In particular, the last 2 weeks of december and first week of january, are prime time for travel to hawaii. Most visitors come to hawaii when the weather is lousy elsewhere. Jun 11, 2017 visit my website at the fruits shown in this video. However, there is not a striking difference between the two, especially in the area around kailuakona.
Anyone else should reserve a couple of days in their itinerary for the wet side of the big island to get a taste for the lush, damp, warm, and green side of the big island. Choose a dry season kauai essentially has two seasons. Theres a dry season that corresponds to summer aproct and a rainy season in winter novmar. Hawaii s rainy season got off to a promising start in october with the westerly approach of a cold front on october 1, said don martin, head of the hawaii agricultural statistics service.
Forecasters predict wetterthanaverage rainy season hawaii. Noaa releases wet season outlook west hawaii today. Thus, the high season when prices are up and resorts are booked to capacity generally runs middecember through march or midapril. When to travel to hawaii hawaii travel guide hawaii guide. Wet season rainfall outlook for the state of hawaii khon2. Even hawaiis rainy season isnt too much rainier than the rest of the year. Similar to the south of maui, most of the leeward side of west maui is located on lower ground near the coast.
Oct 17, 2019 summary of the dry season may through september 2019 statewide. Hawaiis wet season runs from october through april, and the dry season goes from may through september. My personal experinece has been that the rainy season means absolutely nothing it rains every day somewhere on every island regardless of the time of year, and it is more like a sprinkle than a downpour. Three summer months are heist of the season with average temperatures of 8188 f 27 to 31 c and insignificant amount of precipitation for local wet winter has gone. Wet season rainfall outlook for the state of hawaii summary of the dry season may through september 2019 statewide. If youre looking to save money, or if you just want to avoid the crowds, this is the time to visit. Despite being a tropical climate, the weather in hawaii is not the same every. Temperatures on land range from 70 to 85 and between 70 and 80 in the ocean, year round. While the inclination is to visit hawaii in the winter to escape the winter weather on the mainland, its actually not the time to find either the best weather or the best bargains. However, even the rainy season can be relatively dry when many parts of hawaii suffer drought conditions. Best time to visit hawaii planning a hawaii vacation. When we plotted this data, the uptick in rain from february to march was surprising. The official rainy season is in the winter from november to march. If it is raining, check out things to do when it rains in maui.
Even hawaiis rainy season isnt too much rainier than the rest of the year, and a lot of my clients have come here during the rainy season and not reported any rain at all. Best time to visit hawaii updated for 2020 santorini dave. Tropical cyclone activity and other weather systems produced recordbreaking wet conditions in august and september. It rains every day somewhere on every island regardless of the time of year, and it is more like a sprinkle than a downpour. The wet season begins in late fall and runs through winter. In a lot of nontropical climates, the winter season coincides with the rainy season in tropical climates. August is the warmest month, and june is the driest. Hawaiis wet season runs october to april, though the kona coffee region runs opposite. Upcoming wet season to eliminate current drought in hawaii. It all depends on your situation and what you want to get out of kauai. If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right now.
Warmer temps, above average rainfall predicted for. While for most of hawaii, the winter months are generally the rainiest, konas drier season is generally from november through march, while the rainy season runs from april through october. If you are looking for 100% sunshine during your hawaii hilo is not the city for you. My personal experinece has been that the rainy season means absolutely nothing. Winter months tend to be rainier, while hurricane season goes from june through november. Wet conditions will mainly affect the windward slopes and the kona slopes on the big island. The national oceanic and atmospheric administration issued its dry season summary and wet season outlook for the state of hawaii. But this definitely doesnt mean that you should avoid going to hawaii during this time. According to the outlook released by meteorologists there, a variety of factors should produce conditions that are more wet than usual during. Hawaii has a dry season april to october and a rainy season november to march. You may not like these predictions about hawaiis upcoming. Jul 17, 2008 actually there is no dry season on the island of hawaii.
Summary of the dry season may through september 2019 statewide. Overall, the state had the 15th wettest wet season october 2018. With the following easy to remember info you shouldnt have any trouble deciding when the best time is for you and your family to. If youre like most people visiting the islands for the first time, youre probably picturing lovely sunny days filled with rainbows and days at the beach.
March is penultimate month of rainy season with average amount of precipitation about 1. Average weather for hilo by month hilo sometimes gets bad press for being on the wet side of the island. Also impacting the upcoming wet season forecast is a pacific decadal oscillation pattern a 10 to 20year cycle that persistently produces warmer than average sea surface temperatures. In the 20192020 wet season rainfall outlook, noaa predicts ensoneutral conditions are. Warmer temps, above average rainfall predicted for upcoming wet. Wetter than average wet season to hit hawaii big island now. Summer is also known as the dry season, and winter as the rainy season. After a year of record rains, the upcoming wet season. Hawaiis dry season falls from april to october while the wet season occurs from november to march. Thanks to persistent trade winds and vacillating temperatures across mountainous terrain, the hawaiian archipelago possesses some of earths most diverse rainfall patterns. Its the beginning of the rainy season, but it wont bother you because most of the rains fall at night in hawaii and those falling during the daytime are usually very short.
Feb 27, 2019 for our new blog segment, throwback thursday, what could be better than watching an informative video from a few years back, about the wet season here in hawaii and how to stay safe when experiencing flash flood or if you get caught outside during a storm. Home information and news releases, main, photo gallery 20162017 wet season rainfall summary for hawaii 20162017 wet season rainfall summary for hawaii posted on jun 6, 2017 in information and news releases, main, photo gallery. The best time to visit hawaii is during may when many snowbirds have retreated, and the weather is pleasant, without the threat of hurricanes or excessive rainfall. The big island line for hawaii island is based on rainfall levels at the kona airport. We love to share our local knowledge of the islands and invite you to ask questions. Our hottest month is september temps only fluctuate 510 degrees between summer and winter highs. Beautiful clear sunny days will follow after several inches of snow, but when the sun comes the snow is still on the ground. Many times, weve referenced s excellent database of hawaii. The off season, when the best rates are available and the islands are less crowded, is spring midapr to midjune and fall sept to middec a paradox because these are the best seasons to be in hawaii, in terms of reliably great weather. For locals, however, we understand the nuances of hawaii s changing weather, and how drastically different the wet season can be from.
But in the islands, wet weather doesnt signify a monotonous sogfest. The hawaiian islands are generally thought to experience nearperfect weather yearround at least to those who dont live here. After a year of record rains, the upcoming wet season could. When to go in kauai most visitors dont come to kauai when the weathers best in the islands. Peak season is much more expensive than other times of the year and its a good. These are questions we hear frequently, and on this page, well discuss hawaii s monthly hotel rates, seasonal weather patterns, and our personal favorite times of the year to visit and why. This area is warmer, sunnier, and drier than the rest of the island. Forecasters say the likelihood of a wet winter and spring in hawaii come on the heels of a wetterthannormal dry season that also saw parts of the state fall into extreme drought.
We want to point out that there is considerable confusion about there being a wet dry season and a highlow travel season in hawaii. Wet nwild hawaii formerly hawaiian waters adventure park is a hawaiian water park, located in kapolei on oahu. Oct 28, 2017 the hawaiian islands are generally thought to experience nearperfect weather yearround at least to those who dont live here. After a year of record rains, the upcoming wet season could actually dry hawaii out. All of these areas are lush and green due to the nearconstant wet weather. It rains every day somewhere in the islands at any time of the year, but the rainy season can bring enough gray weather to spoil. Hawaii has a dry season april to october and a rainy season. According to the outlook released by meteorologists there, a variety of factors should produce conditions that are more wet than usual during hawaii s wet season, which typically runs from october through april. Locals often refer to these passing showers as liquid sunshine. Thus, the high seasonwhen prices are up and resorts are often booked to capacityis generally from middecember to march or midapril. Hawaii is no different rainy season is typically november to march. Warmer temps, above average rainfall predicted for upcoming. Hawaii rainfall chart by month and island go visit hawaii.
The national oceanic and atmospheric administration releases the 201819 wet season rainfall summary for hawaii on may 22, 2019. Officially, whale season doesnt begin until middecember, but. May is also the tailend of humpback whalewatching season. This year was the second wettest dry season in the last 30 years based on. Visit my website at the fruits shown in this video. Noaa said the dry season in hawaii that just ended was the seventh wettest in the last 30 years. The hawaiian islands are located in the middle of the pacific ocean.
The two assumptions are in some ways true and in some ways false. The driest times are the summer months but we do have a hurricane season, june through november. Nov 29, 2017 th driest dry season in the last 30 years based on rankings from 8 key sites. The biggest variables are rain and surf conditions. It is currently the only water park in the state of hawaii. Wetnwild hawaii is oahus top 10 most visited family attraction on the island and voted best of honolulu magazines best family attraction is also the new home of chiefs luau hawaiis highest rated luau. Last year was fairly active with tropical storms bring some rain but mostly very high humidity. The best time of year to go to kauai kauai vacation secrets. Best time to visit hawaii when should i visit hawaii. The closest distance between hawaii and the us mainland is 2,285 miles, while japan is 3,850 miles away and australia a whopping 5,673 miles. Its not quite as dramatic when you consider that february only has 28 days and march has 31 days. Well, for the most part, youre right but hawaii is in the tropics which means it does rain from time to time. Weather in the hawaiian islands is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. The season will be so wet its expected to eliminate the existing drought in parts of the state.
We are hoping to come to hawaii the end of next month february and are wondering what to expect weatherwise. Because hawaii lies at the edge of the tropical zone, it technically has only two seasons, both of them warm. According to the outlook released by meteorologists there, a variety of factors should produce conditions that are more wet than usual during hawaiis wet season, which typically runs from october through april. The rainy season in maui starts in december and lasts all the way up to february sometimes even march.
Weather on the big island, explained hawaii climate guide. You may not like these predictions about hawaii s upcoming rainy season. Simply take your damaged 2020 season cups to the retail store towards a new replacement. In recent years, however, even the rainy season has been very dry. It rains every day somewhere in the islands at any time of the year, but the rainy season can bring enough gray weather to spoil your tanning opportunities. Expected wet conditions for windward slopes did not occur. Although summer sounds like the best time to travel to. Despite being a tropical climate, the weather in hawaii is not the same every month of the year. Kailuakona wet season is descending upon hawaii island, but there are a few spots in west hawaii that might miss out on some much needed precipitation. Moderate to severe drought in all four counties in early may. That said, if youre expecting to travel near the holidays like thanksgiving or christmas, make sure to book well in advance. While this is true, and hilo doesnt see the amount of sunshine and clear skies that are standard for the west kona side, it doesnt mean you should stay away. Luckily, the dry season encompasses those sweet spot months in spring and fall.
Air temperature of this season is slowly grows from 73 f 23 c at march to 75 f 25 c at may. Other than the wet spell in march, apparently the rest of the winter was very dry. This is the most ancient island in hawaii and the 4th largest in the state. Wet season expected to have above average rain news. I wanted to go during whale season which carries with it an increased chance of rain. It is one of five water parks operating under the wet nwild brand globally. For the dry season, which began in may and concluded in september 2019, many locations in hawaii had above average rainfall.
Best time of year to visit kauai skyline hawaii blog. The park occupies 25 acres 100,000 m 2 of land and has 25 rides and attractions. After the hot august and september, in october and november, the temperatures cool down a little. Noaa states that the early start to the dry season, due to the effects. The rainy season in kauai doesnt have a fixed pattern, but it usually starts in october and ends in march.1066 801 1488 947 1048 741 925 670 478 1003 25 368 48 560 242 47 503 1149 530 1302 1081 172 525 1160 16 735 881 610 1340 850