So beautiful Hawaii weather today and the next days

Are you longing for the Pacific paradise? Then let's heat up your wanderlust with the weather once again. At this point we offer you the current display about the weather at Hawaii,. In the overview you can see everything important about weather - from the Temperatures over precipitation up to the current air pressure . Our weather forecast always looks at the temperature in °C from today and the next days. Will there be clouds tomorrow or will it be clear and sunny? Our forecast tells you whether you should expect precipitation or whether it will be a day without rain and with many hours of sunshine or even perfect surfing weather.

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What is special about Hawaii weather?

Already many times we traveled the Hawaiian islands. All tourist ones of them: Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Big Island, aka Hawaii, that island which gave its name to the whole atoll.

We traveled from sandy golden beaches to the highest peaks of the mountains. We hiked up boardwalks under the scorching midday sun and explored the cool, misty jungle slopes of dark, fascinating mountain landscapes. And so we are always asked about one topic in particular: the climate.

In Hawaii, you can theoretically walk around in short clothing all year round and you will want for nothing. The temperatures are always optimal for people and nature. We have traveled to many, many countries, but we have never experienced such a comfortable climate, all year round, before or after our first trip to Hawaii.

But to the facts:

From Berlin or anywhere else in Europe, we know four seasons. Hawaii does without the dingy autumn and spring. The summer ranges from May till October and the winter time from November till April Don't worry, the temperatures in the course of a year hardly fluctuate. They average 29 °C in August and 26 °C in February. The only difference is that showers and rain belong more to the winter months - but also these perfect weather conditions that make Hawaii a mecca for surfers, especially in winter.

As far as the rain is concerned, especially the Mountain weather marked by precipitation brought by the wind. On the precipitation radar you can immediately see where rain is coming.

Hawaii offers beautiful sunsets
Hawaii offers beautiful sunsets

The most popular beach from Honolulu - the Waikiki Beach - enjoys beautiful bathing weather with little rain even in winter. Tourists from Germany and all over the world then spend their free time on the beach at a temperature > 26 °C.

As diverse as the Hawaiian Islands is also weather from Honolulu to Oahu to Kauai. This is what our overview of each island shows you. In the Climate tables you can recognize when you find your perfect travel weather.

The weather as balanced as the Hawaiian inhabitants

Hawaii weather - equally suitable for surfing and relaxing
Hawaii weather - for Surfing and relaxing equally suitable

From early in the morning until night, Hawaii is ruled by pleasant garden weather . Even at night the temperature drops at Hawaii's resorts not below 20 °C , they then fall about 5 °C to the daytime temperature. During the day the weather does not feel too hot, because there is always a Humid air at the almost 30 °C prevails. But with the waterfalls, the pools or the Pacific Ocean, refreshment is never far away. Even if some clouds pass by, there doesn't have to be rain right away.

The values of the temperature are evenly distributed throughout the year. Wonderful, because this gives almost no thunderstorms in Hawaii's climate and organic weather is very pleasant for your health. Why the weather is so pleasant every month? The warm winds from the northeast make sure of that. Along with the frequent rainfall throughout the year, everything here thrives so beautifully green and colorful.

From the golden beach to the cool mountains

Did you know that the Hawaiian Islands are home to 10 of the world's 14 official climate zones? Apart from extreme temperatures at the summits, you can travel and live in moderately cooler regions in Hawaii.
The average warm annual temperatures apply at sea level. However, many Hawaiian islands consist of a mountainous jungle landscape.
The higher you are, the cooler it is on average.

So if you're up for a jungle hike in slightly higher elevations, the temperature can drop as low as 15 degrees at times, and even lower on the mountain peaks of Mauna Kea and Co. (Pack warm clothes!).

It is not uncommon for the hill ranges to be shrouded in fog, while the skies on the beaches are clear. However, especially extended hikes can be accomplished much more pleasantly in cooler temperatures, and mist-shrouded primeval forests offer a fascinatingly beautiful backdrop and a terrific photo motif.

If you like it cooler in general, you can book a slightly higher situated accommodation from the beginning.

By the way, the only island in Hawaii that actually combines all 10 climate zones is Big Island. If you're looking for the ultimate climate culture shock, Big Island is your address.

Important questions about the weather in Hawaii summarized

The archipelago of Hawaii, located in the Pacific Ocean, is a state of the USA, but geographically it belongs to Oceania and thus to the South Sea Islands. Hawaii forms the northern tip of the Polynesian Triangle and thus belongs to the northern outer tropics. At the southern tip lies New Zealand.

Hawaii is blown by a persistent northeast trade wind, which constantly and very evenly sends mild air over the archipelago. It is interesting that the island sides and landscapes facing the wind are relatively humid and tropical, dark green and covered with primeval forest, while the sides facing away from the wind are quite dry and lack vegetation. This wind is responsible for the very mild climate all year round and prevents extreme seasons or strong temperature fluctuations in the course of the year.

There are two official seasons in Hawaii. The winter, which goes from October to March and the summer from April to September. The average temperature in January is 22 degrees. The average temperature in June is 26 degrees. Nothing that you can not stand.

On average, the sun shines between six and nine hours a day in Hawaii. And that almost every day. 

The sun in Hawaii is incredibly intense. Protect yourself from the start, especially around midday, with sunscreen and headgear to avoid both sunburn and sunstroke.

Also look forward to days when it's a little cloudier and the lower UV radiation gives you even more freedom. 

The Hawaiian islands delight with a deep green jungle landscape on their northeastern slopes. This wants to be properly watered. Accordingly, it can rain frequently on the islands. Rain walls lasting for days, as you know them from Central Europe, do not exist here at all. It often rains briefly and heavily, or it rather sprays from the sky. Liquid Aloha! On the volcanic island Big Island it rains by far the most. The month with the most rain is December with an impressive 28 days. The least rainy month is May with 19 days. On Lanai and Molokai it rains less than half as much as on Big Island.
The sea temperature in Hawaii is between 24 and 27 degrees during the year. The coolest time to swim is between December and April. The warmest is between May and November.
The coldest place in Hawaii is on the summit of the highest mountain in the island chain, the majestic 4205 meter high Mauna Kea. Here the daytime temperature during the year is between 5 and 8 degrees. The night temperature and sometimes lowest day temperature between -3 and -8 degrees. Theoretically, it can snow here every day. Practically, however, the snow remains only in the winter months for longer periods and yes, skiers can be seen here again and again. Fun Fact: Mouna Kea is not only the highest mountain in Hawaii. Measured from its base, which is deep in the ocean, to its peak in the clouds, it is the highest mountain on planet Earth at 10,203 meters, ahead of the gigantic Mount Everest. Besides Mouna Kea, there are two other mountains where it gets really cold and snow falls as well. Mauna Loa on Big Island and Haleakala on Maui. The coldest temperature ever measured in Hawaii was -20 degrees, not on a mountain top, but in icy craters inside the volcanoes.

No! A more widespread "pub knowledge" says that Hawaii is the "place" with the highest rainfall in the world. This is not correct! Hawaii is a chain of islands and on Big Island alone it combines 11 of the 13 climatic zones known to us worldwide.

And so, while it is true that a small part of the Hawaii archipelago is one of the rainiest places in the world:

Mount Wai'ale'ale on the island of Kauai averaging a whopping 12,000 millimeters per square meter over the long term.

The archipelago as a whole, however, with its average values (Honolulu bpsw. 350mm) is far away from the Amazon region, which comes along in many places with 2,000mm and more, or also far away from many German places (compare Berlin 597mm).

So note: Hawaii is not a "place" but a chain of islands and combines 11 of the 13 climate zones! And from this multiplicity results that among other things one of the wettest places of the world is found on Hawaii, however, also sunny beaches or even desert areas are present!

Yes, unfortunately, even the Hawaiian islands are not always spared from tropical storms. It begins in Hawaii in June and continues until November. Especially the months of September to mid-November are affected. Two to six tropical storms are expected each year. But these are usually not half as violent on the Hawaiian islands as they are in Florida, for example. Often, the storms only graze the islands, causing wind, waves and a little more rain, but hardly causing any damage. The last hurricane that really caused damage passed over Kauai in 1992.

Summer or winter: When to travel to Hawaii?

Follow our current forecast for the next days or have a look at the climate table and you will notice that a trip is always worthwhile: Sometimes it is a bit cloudy, but mostly the sun shines on the beaches every day. In the climate tables for each island you will also find out how many hours the sun shines per day. With our free weather radar by email you plan the best time for your Hawaii trip.

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Hawaii climate - for a visit is always the best time to travel

Why Hawaii is a Paradise for vacationers from all over the world is? Fine sandy beaches, the clear Pacific Ocean with pleasant water temperature all year round and of course the lush green rainforests with rare plants. These are only three reasons why the visit to the Pacific Republic will be unforgettable. Not entirely innocent of this is Hawaii's climate. Whether it is Apr, Aug or Sep, your vacation will always be Mild temperatures and regular precipitation with a high humidity. These are the best conditions for the lush forests in the volcanic landscapes. This is the case on all sides of Hawaii that face the northeast wind. The regions facing southwest are drier. Especially the resorts on the long stretches of beach benefit from this. December, January and February are relatively wet throughout the island chain. The risk of rain is generally higher between November and March than in August, for example. But there is a rush of tourists around Christmas at the same time. No wonder, because the northeast trade winds and the rainfall delight surfers from all over the world with huge waves. No autumn and spring like in Germany: The seasons on the Hawaiian Islands are limited to Summer and winter. From May to October there is little rain and the temperature averages close to 30 °C. May and Jun are a particularly good time for your vacation. The winter months from November to April bring more precipitation to Hawaii, but even in January the temperature is still a comfortable 26 °C on my islands. The water temperature invites you to swim at my Hawaii coasts in every month - even from November to March - because the ocean is warmed up all year round. The climate table of Hawaii shows overall mild and humid weather. The Mountain weather differs, however, from the Coastal regions and each part of my island chain has its own special features. That's why my Hawaiian Islands present themselves once again personally. You will find a lot of great information about the climate of Hawaii. Just click through the climate table of each Hawaii island and find out the best time to travel. Our Hawaii expert Jessi is very familiar with the Hawaii climate and will be happy to answer all your questions about the climate.

The climate differences between the islands

They exist, the small but subtle climate differences of the individual islands, but they hardly differ in their average temperature. Apart from certain altitudes of the high mountains, which are peculiar to some islands and not to others.

The warmest Hawaiian island on average in summer is Maui. Here it can get up to 32 degrees. The coolest island in summer is Big Island. Here it gets a maximum of 28 degrees. The other islands are somewhere in between.

However, not only the individual islands, but also within an island, the climate can differ even without altitude. Thanks to the northeast trade wind, the sides facing the wind are generally wetter and harsher than the sides away from the wind, which are protected by the respective mountains. In general, on the northeastern coast of each island it rains more often, the sea is stormier, the waves higher and the landscape greener.

Also helps there: Stay up-to-date during your Hawaii trip with our Weather radar by email.

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