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The climate of Hawaii (United States of America)
The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean to the west of the mainland of the United States. The state of Hawaii entirely consists of volcanic islands, the islands in the west are the oldest. At this moment volcano Loihi is forming a new island underwater. However, it will take about ten thousand years for the island to emerge. If you think of Hawaii you think of the hula dance, garlands and the ukulele. If you go on a vacation to Hawaii you will come across these local costumes. However, the typical Hawaiian language has to a large extent been replaced by English.

Hawaii has a tropical climate with temperatures between 24-31 degrees Celsius (75-88 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. However, on the higher mountain peaks it is cooler. On the highest mountain peaks (Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala) snow may even fall during the winter. Because of ever blowing trade winds temperatures hardly ever rise above 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). Only at the end of summer from July till October temperatures may rise as high as 33-34 degrees Celsius (92-94 degrees Fahrenheit). The trade winds in combination with humidity and the mountains cause orographic precipitation. This is caused by moist air which is pushed up the mountains. When the air rises it cools down causing clouds to form. Because of this effect high precipitation figures are not uncommon on the windward side of the mountain. Because of this Mount Wai’ale’ale is the wettest place on earth. In total about 12,000 millimeters of annual precipitation can be recorded here. It is fairly dry on the leeward side of this mountain. Rain mainly falls in the form of heavy showers. On average skies are cloudy about 50% of the time, partially cloudy about 25% of the time and clear blue about 25% of the time. However, these figures may vary depending on the place you are in. The northern and northeastern parts of this state get more cloudy skies than the southern part.

Climate information of places in Hawaii
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Hawaii:




Climate information
Throughout Hawaii several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Honolulu and cannot be seen as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and regions on Hawaii please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 27 19 7 10 25
February 27 18 7 9 25
March 28 19 8 9 25
April 28 20 8 9 25
May 29 21 9 7 26
June 30 22 9 6 26
July 30 23 10 7 26
August 31 24 9 6 27
September 31 23 9 7 27
October 30 23 8 9 27
November 29 22 7 9 26
December 28 20 6 10 26
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below apply to Honolulu. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.

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